Banku Crashes In Round 7
Former WBO Africa Cruiserweight Champion, Braimah Kamoko, popularly known as ‘Bukom Banku’, suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of former Ghana Amateur boxing team captain, Bastie Samir, in a cruiserweight non-title bout held at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra on Saturday night.
Banku, who promised to knock out Bastie in the 6th Round, struggled to stand on his feet after the 3rd Round as Bastie produced the performance of his career in the scheduled 12-round fight.
In what turned out to be his first loss in his professional career, the loud-mouthed Braimah was forced to taste the floor in as early as the 3rd Round after his opponent pounded his face with heavy combination of punches.
Samir again delivered series of jabs, hooks and punches in unbelievable crescendo, which again dazed Banku in the 7th round.
Roger Banor, the referee for the night, decided to end the misery of Banku and save him from further punishment when it became obvious the dazing African champion was out of sorts, with blood oozing from a cut he sustained on his right eyelid.
The much-anticipated fight, dubbed ”Make or Break”, lived up to expectations with both boxers putting up a good show for their fans.
The bout, which was promoted by Box Office Promotions, saw thousands of boxing enthusiasts throng the Bukom Boxing Arena to witness the historic bout.
Bastie Samir’s record after the famous win reads; 16 fights, 15 knockouts, 1 draw and 0 defeats (16-0-1, 15 Ko’s), while that of Bukom Banku was; 30 fights, 1 defeat, 22 Knockouts. (30-1, 22 Ko’s)
Some top personalities that graced the occasion included, former World boxing champions, Azumah ( Zoom-Zoom) Nelson, Ike (Bazooka) Quartey, and Mohammed Adjei Sowah. Others were: Mayor of Accra, Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, Lord Commey, Director of Operations at the Flagstaff House, and Stephen Appiah, former Black Star Captain.
Ayittey Powers Mocks Banku
Michael Ayittey, popularly known as Ayittey Powers, also mocked his long-time friend after Saturday’s humiliating defeat at the hands of Samir Bstie.
Powers, who has been defeated twice Banku, in a video after Saturday’s bout, said he was certain Banku would lose the fight. “I knew from the beginning that Bukom Banku would lose because he had met his match.
“I admit, I can’t match up to him [Banku] but he has now met his ‘meter’… His meter has shown him…. and is reading him left and right. Your banku has been totally destroyed”, he teased.