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John Mahama praises Bastie, Bukom Banku for Saturday’s bout

Former president John Dramani Mahama has praised Bastie Samir and Braimah Kamoko, popularly known as Bukom Banku, for putting up a great show at the Bukom Boxing Arena in a bout dubbed “Make or Break” on Saturday night.

In a Facebook post, the former president, in declaring the two fighters as winners, congratulated Bastie on his historic victory.

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He further wished Bukom Banku, whom he described as a friend and brother, well in future challenges.

“Congrats to winner Bastie and better luck next time to my friend and brother Braimah Kamoko aka Bukom Banku. Both boxers were winners last night.” – he said

John Mahama further expressed optimism on the future of the Bukom Boxing Arena, which was inaugurated in 2016 during his tenure of office.

“I’m convinced that the Bukom Arena will become the incubator for the next generation of Ghanaian boxing champions” – the former president said

Bastie Samir emerged as a ‘new boxing hero’ after humiliating Bukom Banku who has nicknamed himself as the “African Mayweather.”

Samir, an undefeated former captain of Ghana’s amateur boxing team, ended Bukom Banku’s 28-0-0 unbeaten record on the exciting boxing night, that drew thousands of enthusiasts including former boxing champions, Ike Quartey and Azumah Nelson.

Ahead of the much-anticipated bout, Bukom Banku vowed to knock Bastie out in the 6th Round, and said he was going to force him into a coma on the night, but that was not meant to be.

Meanwhile, Bastie Samir has thrown a challenge to Bukom Banku that he is ready to face him again if he [Bukom Banku] asks for a re-match.



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