Bukom Banku Set For Powers And Australia

SgntrThe international title ambitions of cruiserweight champion, Braimah Kamoko, aka Bukom Banku, have received a higher boost as he recently signed a three- year contract with Super Entertainment Promotions.

With the current outfit, Banku would travel to Australia to fight some credible boxers in his division – after his much-talked-about with Ayittey Powers.

Among the lined up bouts for Banku in Australia include a WBO cruiserweight bout against Marc Hulk of Germany, later in the year.

Banku along with his trainer would travel to Australia to start preparations and acclimatise with conditions ahead of his dream world title bout with one of the finest in the division, Marc Hulk.

After the signing ceremony, Banku expressed delight with his current association with the boxing syndicate under the auspices of Mawufest Ghana Limited and Super Entertainment and Sports Consortium.

He stated that the outfit has been seeking his consent to get him on board for a very long time and he is certain that signing with them at the moment is in the right direction.

“I want to have an international fight and become a world champion and Super Entertainment has promised to assist me achieve my dreams,” he stated.

Prior to that, he said, he would make his intentions of becoming a world champion very clear by defeating Powers in their match anticipated bout.

“There is no way Powers can beat me and I would stop Powers at round seven and later travel to Australia to become a world champion,” he declared.

Seth Obeng Akoto of Super Entertainment Promotions was also optimistic of a world title belt for Banku in no distance time.

“Banku posses the energy and charisma to become a world champion and we would ensure his dreams come to reality,” he stated.

He was also confident of victory against Powers adding that, Banku’s prowess in the ring is something his opponent cannot deal with.”

“Ghana has been denied a world champion for far too long and it is about time we showcase to the world that there are great talents that could step in the shoes of Azumah Nelson and Banku is one of such talents,” he stressed.

The boxer, he said, only needs the international exposure and his energy and charisma would ensure that he delivers and becomes one of the best in the world.

Banku recently parted ways with Golden Mike Promotions due to their inability to offer him international fights.

*Mohammed Akrong of Ghana hopes to finally push his case for a world title crack when he gets the opportunity to win an international title on March 1 in Australia.

He faces home favourite, undefeated Jake Carr with the WBO International Super Middleweight belt at stake.

Akrong, AKA Asua Lee boasts a professional career spanning over ten years and is a former Ghana, West Africa and Africa Boxing Union (ABU) champion but lost his bid for the Commonwealth Super Middleweight title last September to Rocky Fielding in the UK.

Now he gets the chance to put himself back in reckoning for a shot at the WBO world title itself should he prevail over the undefeated Australian Super Middleweight champion, Carr in the boxing extravaganza promoted by Lee Murray of Title Shot Promotions at the Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia.

The Ghanaian boxer has been training fervently in preparation for his big night come March 1 in Melbourne and his Accra based manager, Dauda Fuseni is confidently predicting victory and consequent annexation of the WBO International Super Middleweight title.

“The boxer is in good shape because he has trained very well for this fight and I want to assure Ghanaians that he will not let them down. The only thing we ask from them is their prayers and all other things will be taken care of,” Mr. Fuseni said. By Michael D. Abayateye

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