U-Turn: Banku Agrees To Fight On December 26

Braimah Kamoko has rescinded his decision to pull out of the much-anticipated rematch against old rival Ayitey Powers after declaring his readiness to step into the ring in Kumasi on December 26.

Kamoko, famously nicknamed Bukom Banku, defeated Powers in their highly attended first fight in May 2014 and signed for a rematch at the end of October this year. 

But with less than a month to fight night, Kamoko released a video asking for a postponement to February 26, 2016.

Consequently, the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), in consultation with the promoters and sponsors of the fight, last Thursday agreed to cancel the fight and slap Banku with charges for breach of contract.

But in a sharp u-turn, Kamoko again released another video last Friday declaring his intention to make the fight in the Ashanti Regional capital come the night of Boxing Day 2015.

"My name is Braimah Kamoko, a.k.a. Bukom Banku, Joy Dadi people are my fathers so I plead with them I will fight," Kamoko began.

"I am sick but I will fight because if I don't fight, the show will spoil so I Bukom Banku I want to tell Ghanaians that 26th December I and Ayitey Powers we'll fight in Kumasi," the undefeated boxer continued in the video.

"I will fight, yes I will fight, I will train for 26th December; I will. I am training hard to win; I will fight," he said as his fans joined in his chants.

"It's coming on live, 26th I will beat Ayitey Powers again so all my fans come to Kumasi to get your perfect Christmas gift," Kamoko confirmed to Allsports.com.gh.

‘Revenge or Repeat’, the rematch between Bukom Banku and Ayitey Powers, is presented by Livewire Events and promoted by Anthony Kermah's Landmark Promotions, with the support of Black Avenue Sports, Bukom Boxing and Ako Boxing, and sponsored by Joy Dadi Bitters.