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Boxing News of Monday, 31 January 2011

Source: GNA

I am ready for the World - "Bukom Banku"

Accra, Jan. 31, GNA - Braimah Kamoko, popularly known as "Bukom Banku", has declared that he is ready to take the world by storm to become a world champion in the near future.

According to the boxer, he is looking for the opportunity to climb up further in his career and will aim to take on other high profile boxers in the Light Heavyweight division.

Bukom Banku made these remarks after knocking out Uruguayan opponent Jorge Rodriguez Olivera in 45 seconds into round four to win World Boxing Organisation (WBO) (Africa) Light Heavyweight Championship on Saturday.

Characteristically, the WPBF Light Heavyweight holder (20-20-15 KO's) noted for his showmanship in the ring, appeared immaculately dressed in a black and white top over trunks with a football on his head to signal a revenge mission on his opponent, as Uruguay saw Ghana's elimination from the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

His entry brought the jam-packed Accra International Conference Centre where the Vice President John Mahama among others were put into a state of excitement with intense applause.

Prior to the knockout, the Uruguayan was made to visit the canvas in round one and three having been pursued incessantly by Bukom Banku from the word go in their not-too-impressive bout.

Olivera's corner men conceded the defeat in good faith and attributed= it to a rib injury their boxer sustained prior to the fight. In the supporting bouts, Ghana's Ayitey Powers surrendered to Nigeria's Michael Gbenga in round nine after he had visited the canvas ma= ny times in their National Lightweight championship, while Joshua 91Bukom Tsatsu' Okine handed his Brazilian opponent Adoniso Franisco Reges with a round four TKO. Namibian champion Martin Haikali was too strong for Ghana's Sam Amoa= ko winning on a split points decision - 116-114, 117-115 and then 113-117 in their WBO (Africa) Lightweight championship, with Ishmael Aryeetey defeatin= g Nana Beyin Brenya Bee on a unanimous points decision.

The first bout of the evening saw Raymond Commey stopping Herbert Quartey in round six with a TKO in their National Super Bantamweigh= t championship. The well attended competition which drew sports personalities like Laryea Kingston, IBF Bantamweight 91King' Joseph Agbeko and former world champion, Joshua Clottey, among others, was put together by Golden Mike Promotions and sponsored by Servi Star.

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