Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Naa Darkuah Dodoo, has told Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, the knockout landed Briamah ‘Bukom Banku’ Kamoko by Bastie ‘The Beast' Samir in the seventh round was shocking for her.
The sports presenter said, she thought the bout was going to be fifty-fight and could go to any side.
However, Bastie won the bout on the night.
She described the two boxers as formidable.
Bastie she indicated, yearned for the fight with Bukom Banku over the past three years and had to sacrifice to move from America where he fights to come over and fight the self acclaimed ‘African Mayweather’.
When asked if she expected Bastie to knockout Kamoko she said, I wasn’t expecting this from Bastie. Banku is a good boxer and he was focused and trained towards the fight.
Naa Darkuah Dodoo was of the opinion that, Bukom Banku should have rested due to the rigorous training he underwent. But after weighing, he went on a float.
Bastie she added would have lost the fight because he lacked concentration at a point during the fight.
The much-anticipated fight dubbed ''Make or Break'' lived up to expectations with both boxers putting up a good show for the fans. Banku started the fight as the favourite due to his experience and won the opening 2 rounds, but Samir recovered well to win round 3 where he first floored Banku. Samir again delivered a combination of jabs and punches in unbelievable style to daze Banku in the 7th round. The referee for the night, Roger Banor, decided to end the misery of Banku who clearly looked out of sorts.