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23.05.2006 General News

Banku Fights For C’wealth Title Friday

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Ghana's Brimah 'Bukom Banku' Kamoko (16-0) will finally live his long-time dream when he slugs it out with Tanzanian, Joseph 'Hungry Lion' Marwa (19-7-1), for the vacant Commonwealth lightheavyweight title on Friday at the Globe Cinema in Accra.

Bukom Banku, 25, will also be defending his African Boxing Union (ABU) title against Marwa in the bout which is also an eliminator for the WBC International title.

This is the main attraction on the Obric Sala Promotions bill which, according to its Vice President, Nii Lante Vanderpuye, will feature seven other bouts.

Square Deal Gym's Isaac Quaye will battle Isaac Nettey of Believer Gym in the national superflyweight championship.

Another Square Deal stable mate, Isaac Quartey, who is best remembered for forcing former world champion, Alfred 'Cobra' Kotey into retirement last year, will fight Stephen Okine of the Black Panthers Gym in the National and West African superlightweight title.

Current ABU lightweight champion, Kpakpo 'Bukom Flash' Allotey of the Akotoku Boxing Club will test his strength against Collison Korley of the Panix Bxoing Club.

Allotey, who is scheduled to fight in a WBC International bout in July, will face the winner of the eliminator between South African Mzoke Fana and a Flipino opponent which comes off the same day in South Africa. The bill will also feature two action-packed welterweight bouts.

Former Commonwealth champion, Joshua 'Bukom Tsatsu' Okine, a Bukom Gym stable mate, will fight Nigeria's Sunday Yao, while Attoh Quarshie Gym's Philip 'Sweat Pea' Kotey faces Gabriel Adoko of the Sagacious Gym.

In an international superlightweight contest, Ghana' Lartei 'Bukom Jah' Lartey will fight Frank Adadevoh of Benin.

Meanwhile, the Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) has nominated Ghana's Referee Bob Sackey for the Kamoko/Marwa bout. Ghana's Ataa Eddie Pappoe, Benin's Adore Bertin and Tony Legson of Nigeria have been appointed judges for the bout.

Marwa is expected to arrive in Accra tomorrow ahead of the weigh-in and news conference which is scheduled for Thursday afternoon at the Globe Cinema.

Among the sponsors for the promotion are GTV and Radio Gold while Indx Advertising will handle the advertisement syndication for the event.

The following rates have been approved for the bouts-Ring side: ¢100,000 and Popular Stand: ¢30,000.