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Boxing News of Saturday, 18 June 2011

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Bukom Banku ready to explode come June 25

Boxing’s ‘No Turning Back’: Bukom Banku ready to explode come June 25

World title aspirant Braimah Kamoko better known as Bukom Banku is once again the headliner when Golden Concepts boxing promotion syndicate bring another big night of fight action to the plush Accra International Conference Centre next Saturday June 25.

The night dubbed ‘No Turning Back’ features the enigmatic yet undefeated Bukom Banku, 21-0 (16 KOs), against Namibian Vikapita Meroro, 20-2 (9KOs), for the vacant WBO Africa Light heavyweight title. Currently rated 2nd in the WBO world ratings, victory over Meroro is expected to push the Ghanaian who also holds the lowly regarded World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF) belt, for a crack at the WBO light heavyweight title currently held by Welshman Nathan Cleverly.

According to Mike Tetteh, CEO of Golden Concepts, the night has been dubbed ‘No Turning Back’ because of the opportunities that are on offer for not only Bukom Banku but indeed many of the other boxers on the 8-bout fight menu.

“There certainly is no turning back for our boxers because we see June 25 as a springboard for success, no returning back from this fight because all of them a win will push them for big opportunities and big paydays so it’s now or never. Fight fans should come in their numbers because it will be non-stop action,” Mr. Tetteh told All Sports on Thursday. Joshua Okine popularly called Bukom Tsatsu, 22-4-1 (14 KOs), is another world title hopeful on the cards as he battles Sikhulule Sidzumo of South Africa 18-3-4 (12 KOs), for the IBF Intercontinental Welterweight belt whilst WBO Africa Super Featherweight champion Emmanuel Tagoe, 17-1 (8 KOs), faces Oscar Bravo, 18-2 (8 KOs), who will be coming all the way from Chile for the IBF Intercontinental Super featherweight crown.

Other fights features Sam Amoako against Nigeria’s Kareem Ariyo in an international Lightweight contest, Ghana’s Patrick Allotey versus Jamiru Tyson of Nigeria in an international Welterweight bout and a national Super Lightweight championship between Isaac Aryee and Benjamin Ashley. Also on the ‘No Turning Back’ bill is a Light heavyweight contest between Michael Gbenga and Prince Bootuo as well as a super lightweight fight featuring hot prospect Frederick Lawson against Kofi Manu.