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02.06.2007 Boxing

Bukom Banku Shakes Kumasi Tonight

African light heavyweight champion and Ghana boxing's biggest braggart, Brimah 'Bukom Banku' Kamoko has promised boxing fans in Kumasi a second-round knockout in his fight against Babs Kennedy in an undercard of the second edition of the Golden Jubilee Boxing Bonanza to be staged at the Prempeh Assembly Hall.

A confident 'Bukom Banku' who spoke to the Daily Graphic from Kumasi yesterday also revealed that he would give Kumasi fans a rendition of his songs and ringside razzmatazz. “My opponent is good but I will stop the bout very early as I have always done. I am fully prepared for this fight and I am seriously looking forward to it,” he said.

The bill, being put together by Sikaprix Ash-Town Promotions, will feature two national title fights and six other contests. The event is the first professional promotion to be held in Kumasi in about six years and is expected to attract fans from and around the Ashanti Regional capital.

In the main bouts, the vacant national super middleweight title will be up for grabs when Attoh Quarshie Gym's Flash Ibole Issaka clashes with Marciano Commey of Wisdom Gym.

Kojo Issah, a product of the Sikaprix Boxing Club, Kumasi, and Isaac Adjei of Attoh Quarshie Gym in Accra will also slug it out for the vacant national middleweight title.

In a super featherweight contest, Yakubu Amidu, who fights from the Fit Square Gym, faces Peter Dobor of Attoh Quarshie Gym, while Joseph 'Mandingo' Laryea fights Theophilus Quaye of the Square Deal Gym at featherweight.

There will be three lightweight bouts on the bill. Albert Mensah, who also featured in the first edition, will come up against Nyame Joe of Panix Gym over eight rounds, while Samuel Turkson fights King Adams.

Isaac 'Chokor Dynamite' Quartey of the Square Deal Gym will also test his strength against Lante Mafia of Lagos Town Gym in the same weight category over eight rounds.

Two super welterweights, Joseph Lamptey of Osu De Oak Gym and Fuseini Sadik of Dade Gym will also treat fans to some fine action over six rounds.