Bukom Banku Set To Retire From Boxing
Ghana’s Super Heavyweight boxer, Braimah Kamoko, known in the boxing circles as Bukom Banku, has hinted at hanging his gloves from the sport in the next one and half years.
Banku, who suffered his first ever defeat in his career to Samir Bastie after 28 fights in October last year, reckon he is at the twilight of his career and would consider leaving the scene for the next generation within the next two years.
“Boxing is all about a chance,” Bukom Banku told GhanaCrusader
He warned that: “If you’re preparing for a fight, don’t be complacent about your chances.
“I did that and got beaten by Samir Bastie so the advice I have for boxers is that, don’t over brag. It is exciting when you brag, it creates fun around the fight but you might end up losing.
I have barely two years to leave the scene, so what I want to tell the young boxers is that, respect your opponent and also train hard.
“There is no juju (black magic or vodoo) in boxing, it is all about hard work. If you work hard and also respect your coach, you can be a world champion.” He noted.
Banku will return to the ring on December 26, 2018 against Nigerian boxer, Kabiru Towolawi, his first fight since that in famous technical knock out defeat by Samir Bastie, a gentleman he is yearning for a rematch against.
He revealed the loss affected him but he is gradually regaining his ring mojo.
“When Bastie beat me, I lost my hope in boxing,” the charismatic serial winner confessed ” I am gradually recovering from that defeat and I am certain of a good fight against the Nigerian boxer [Kabiru Towolawi].”