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Written by  Oct 22, 2017
  The much talked about boxing bout which started as rampant rumor in Ghana far back 2014, between Braimah Kamoko affectionately called Bukom Banku and Bastie ‘’The Beast’’ Samir has finally come to a close last night.   The bout which was  staged  at the Bukom Boxing arena, witnessed Banku's first defeat in his carrier. The " MAKE OR BREAK" bout should have been staged on September 30, last month but was rescheduled to  October 21, 2017 by Box office promotion for television contract arrangement Mr Alex Ntiamoah-Boakye, the CEO explained. Both boxers in the first round and early minutes of the bout gave boxing fans in the arena and viewers across the globe, the signal that they were in the ring to excite them. But the power and the aggressiveness of the knockout specialist Bastie Samir made Banku to visit the canvas after several punch combination and a heavy right hand, by Bastie. Bukom Banku, after the knock down in round two came back strongly in four and five to impress his enormous supporters from Bukom who were there, in their numbers to cheer him up, failed to suppress the smart movement and the boxing skills exhibited by Bastie and his Conner men led by one of Ghana's boxing technical brains, Coach Ofori Asare. The knockout pugilist Samir, resumed his dominance and brilliance in the fight again from round six by jabbing and landing which slow down Banku in a round Braimah Kamoko promised his fans to stop Bastie Samir. The seventh round was of no exception as Bastie, continued his chase for a knockout victory over his rival opponent- till Kamoko had a cut in the low corner of the eye brow which made referee Frederick Ghartey,  stop the fight for quick medical examination from GBA medical officer Dr Quaye, due to the oozing of blood but was cleared to continue. Bastie in the same round, popped fire of punishment on Bukom Banku with both left and right power shots, till the big right connected with a left huck, inside the cut brought the heavier man down for the second time in the fight. Banku tried to get on his feet to at least rescue his boxing reputation but could not even coordinate his steps which left the referee with no option than to stop the fight for a technical knockout victory for hard working Bastie Samir.   Bastie now improves his fighting records to 17 flights, 16 wins, 1 draw, 1 win by unanimous points decision and 9 of his knockout victory came in first round and others in earlier stages.
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