GBA revokes Bukom Banku’s licence

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GBA revokes Bukom Banku’s licence

The Ghana Boxing Association (GBA) has, until further notice, revoked the professional licence of Ghanaian boxer Brimah Kamako, popularly known as Bukom Banku.

The GBA’s decision, taken last Thursday after a Disciplinary Committee meeting, is as a result of breach of contract.

Bukom Banku 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 licence following a round of hearings which concluded that the former African light heavyweight champion had breached his contract with Box Office Promotions.

Contract

Banku and Bastie Samir signed a contract to fight in a rematch on June 20, 2018. This followed a well-publicised cruiserweight bout that saw Samir overcome Banku with a seventh-round technical knockout (TKO) at the Bukom Boxing Arena on October 21, 2017. The win was significant for Samir, an Olympian, considering that it was Banku’s only loss in his professional career.

Hefty fine

Bukom Banku has also been ordered to pay GH¢17,000 to the CEO of Box Office Promotions, Alex Ntiamoah, who had paid the said amount as part of the boxer’s training allowance and purse.

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