Tanzania fighter Pascal Ndomba failed to answer the bell for the seventh round as Ghana’s popular boxer, Braimah Kamoko to (Bunkom Banku), won the new WBO Africa Cruiserweight title on a technical knockout last Saturday at the Lebano House in Accra.
Banku won the bout easily in a one-sided encounter a, as Ndomba appeared to have lacked ideas and device a panacea for Banku’s ceaseless punches.
Dubbed "Ghana for Peace" with regard to Ghana’s general elections on Friday, Banku entered the ring hanged on a cross and virtually dragged through the fans before mounting the ring.
The boxer then zoomed into action with early body shots and jabs before attacking with hefty punches, one of which nearly dazed the visitor.
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Ndomba tried to recover but could only do so in the fourth round with jabs and one or two punches. But Banku quickly roared and took dominance of the bout until the seventh round when the Tanzania failed to answer the bell.
Banku was crowned champion and lifted to the admiration of all.
There were five under cards on the night including an International Middleweight contest between Ghana’s Ahmed Saraku and Nigeria Alaba Okusote.
The Ghanaian won the bout in the sixth round via a technical knockout while ex-Black Bomber, Frederick Lawson of Fit Square Gym also recorded a second round technical knockout over Charles Tetteh of Black Panthers Boxing Gym.
In the International light middleweight contest, Nigeria’s Ekpeyong Basey failed to answer the bell in the third round against Joshua Okine from Ghana.
Gedeon Agbosu recorded a unanimous point decision over Isaac Aryee in the super lightweight contest. The three judges scored the bout 79-74, 80-73 and 79-73 in favour of Agbosu.
Story by Kwame Larweh