- Bukom Banku’s license has been revoked by the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA)
- This was because he failed to honour his contact for a rematch with Bastie Samir who had beaten him earlier
- Banku is also likely to face the court if he is not able to pay a fine of GHC17, 000.00
Our manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
Bukom Banku’s boxing pro-license has been revoked by the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA).
Banku, known in private life as Braimah Kamoko, is being punished for breach of contract.
The decision was reached on Thursday, November 7 at a meeting of the Disciplinary Committee meeting of the GBA.
Bukom Banku, according to a report seen by YEN.com.gh on Adomonline.com, failed to honour a contract he had with Box Office Promotions for a rematch with Bastie Samir who handed him his first defeat.
A source confirmed that the GBA’s Disciplinary Committee suspended the boxer’s license following a round of hearings which concluded that the former African light heavyweight champion had breached his contract with Box Office Promotions.
Banku and Bastie Samir signed a contract to fight each other in a rematch on June 20, 2018.
This followed a cruiserweight bout that saw Samir overcome Banku with a seventh-round TKO at the Bukom Boxing Arena on October 21, 2017.
The win was significant for Samir, an Olympian, given that it was Banku’s only loss in his professional career.
Bukom Banku has also been ordered to pay an amount of GH¢17,000.00 to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Box Office Promotions, Alex Ntiamoah who had paid the said amount as part of the boxers training allowance and purse.
Failure to pay, Banku would be dragged to court since the Box Office Promotions CEO has also been granted special permission to seek relief from there.
The Promoter – Alex Ntiamoah is the same one who pulled off the blockbuster local grudge bout between Bukom Banku and Ayitey Powers (Michael Ayitey Okine) at the Accra Stadium on July 16, 2014, which attracted almost 20,000 fans.
Over the period Banku won the African Boxing Union (ABU) and WBO Africa light heavyweight titles.
He recently hit the headlines in Ghana after winning his first fight outside the country. He now has a fight record of 30 wins and a loss with 23 coming by knockout.
Yenkasa: Who is the Greatest Ghanaian Musician of all Time? | #Yencomgh
Have national and human interest issues to discuss?
Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition?
Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.