Bukom Banku banned from professional boxing for breach of contract

The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has revoked the professional licence of Ghanaian boxer Braimah Isaac Kamoko, for breach of contract. The revocation of his licence by the GBA disciplinary committee on November 7 was necessitated by the boxer’s withdrawal from a rematch with Bastie Samir. With this decision, the boxer-cum-comedian popularly known as Bukom Banku, has been banned from fighting until the licence is restored. A well-publicized cruiserweight bout saw Bastie forcing Braimah, popularly known as Bukom Banku, taste his first defeat in a seventh-round technical knockout at the Bukom boxing arena on October 21, 2017. Until then, the former African light heavyweight champion had an undefeated record of 28-0-0. Bukom Banku later after his defeat, signed a rematch contract with Bastie on June 20, 2018. He took 17,000 cedis from the chief executive of Box Office Promotions, Alex Ntiamoah, as part of training and purse allowance. Bukom Banko, however, failed to honour the contract with Box Office Promotions, and has also failed to refund the money, pushing the organisers to lodge a complaint with the GBA. After several hearings, the GBA disciplinary committee decided to revoke Banku’s professional licence. It has also ordered the boxer to pay refund the 17,000 cedis he received as part of the contract with Box Office Promotions. Meanwhile, Alex Ntiamoah has been granted a special privilege to seek relief from the courts if the boxer fails to refund the full amount. Currently, the Box Office Promotion is engaged in negotiations with Banku’s new managers for a possible settlement plan. Mr Ntiamoah told 3news.com in a telephone interview that a proposal of two-third down payment is being proposed by the UK-based promoters who are currently in the country to allow Banku engage in a bout on November 30 in Accra.

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By Peter Quao Adattor|3news.com|Ghana]]>