Maverick Ghanaian boxer, Briamah Kamoko, popularly called Bukom Banku has called on Boss Office Promotions, official promoters of his bout with rival, Bastie Samir, to postpone the much-publicized fight.
According to Banku, he and his trainers have decided that he needs at least two bouts to get him in shape for the rematch with Bastie Samir.
The duo had earlier agreed to stage a second fight in June, but Banku says he would prefer December 26 in an interview with Utv.
“I want the fight with Bastie to be postponed. Because I don’t think the June 30 date will help me. I need to fight at least two fights to regain my stamina and be ready for Bastie Samir. I made a mistake in the first fight which allowed him to defeat me but this time around I am doing everything right. I want December 26 as the new date. It would be boxing day and a perfect day for the fight,” Banku said.
Last year, Bukom Banku lost his first ever career fight to Bastie Samir at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.
That knockdown and defeat led to pronouncements that Bukom Banku was finished and could never stage a comeback. But the eccentric boxer last month agreed to rematch and an opportunity to avenge that painful loss.
Bastie, 31, has an impressive record of knocking out all his opponents in his 16 bouts while the 37-year old Banku has 29 wins and one defeat in 30 fights