Boxing News of Monday, 28 December 2015
Brimah Kamoko popularly known as Bukom Banku has stated that he will retire from boxing in 2021.
According to Ghana’s cruiser-weight champion, he has six more years to bring an end to the more than two decades of his boxing career adding that his decision is non-negotiable.
The local champion and former light heavyweight king made the statement on Sunday at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi after he registered a sixth round technical knockout over his long-time pal, Michael Ayittey Powers, in their ‘repeat or revenge’ contest.
Banku added that he wants to clinch the world cruiserweight title to silence his critics who accuse him of being a local champion.
“I am 37 years and want to end my career in six years after a bout in Tamale. My next move is to fight Nathan Cleverly (a Briton) for the world title,” Banku said.
Powers failed to answer the bell for the sixth round after a rather impressive challenge in the early rounds with some overhead punches but his strength wore out as the fight progressed.
Banku improved to 27-0-0 while Powers dropped to 25 loses, a draw and 21 wins, 17 of which came by way of knockout.
Banku was presented with a brand new SUV Range Rover, a ticket for a holiday trip to South Africa and a cash prize of Gh¢100,000 donated by Joy Industries, producers of Joy Dadi Bitters.