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Bukom Banku’s ring return postponed to November 24



By Prince Dornu-Leiku – The return of WBO Africa Light Heavyweight champion, Braimah Kamoko AKA Bukom Banku, originally scheduled for October 27 at the Accra Sports Stadium has been postponed to November 24 due to a clash of date with the World Boxing Organization (WBO) sanctioning body’s annual convention.

This year’s WBO convention, the silver jubilee edition is billed for Florida, USA from 22nd October through 28th October with every WBO executive member expected to attend the convention, meaning 2011 WBO Africa Boxer of the year Bukom Banku’s first bout since a 3rd round TKO victory over Hamza Wandera in February will now have to wait a bit longer.

The world title unbeaten Ghanaian (23-0, 17 KOs), is scheduled to fight against Tanzanian Pascal Ndomba in a 3rd defence of the title he first won June 25 last year on the Golden Concepts syndicate Golden Mike Promotions bill which also features young hot prospect Frederick Lawson, 17-0, 16 KOs, fighting Argentine Miguel Barrionuevo in a 12-round battle for the WBO Youth Welterweight as well as WBO International Welterweight titles.

Other WBO sanctioned fights on the same bill include the WBO International Super Middleweight championship between Ghanaian Joseph Kwadwo and Georgian Shalva Jomardashvili and Samuel Amoako of Ghana versus David Kiilu of Kenya for the WBO Africa Lightweight title.

“My promotion is smack bang in the middle of the WBO convention, the referees and judges who should be supervising and officiating on the promotion will all be at the convention. In view of these, the WBO has requested that I postpone my promotion to the 24th November since we have five WBO championship fights on the show and will inevitably require the services of top WBO executives,” explained Golden Mike Promotions CEO Mike Tetteh.