Abubakar Kamoko being interviewed by Kwame Larweh
Abubakar Kamoko being interviewed by Kwame Larweh

Abu Kamoko makes case for Olympic qualifiers

Cruiserweight fighter Abubakar Kamoko says he can get a qualification to the Paris 2024 Olympics if given the opportunity to fight at the final qualifiers in Bangkok, Thailand, in May.

According to him he believes he has what it takes to fight at the light-heavyweight category to represent Ghana at the Olympics.

"I want to go to Bangkok to fight and get qualification to the Olympics, it is an embarrassment that no Ghanaian has qualified, it is truly sad," he stated in an exclusive interview with the Graphic Sports last Saturday.

Describing as unfathomable if the Black Bombers failure to get boxers to Paris 2024, the 20-year-old son of famous boxer Braimah Kamoko, alias Bukom Banku, is appealing to the Ghana Boxing

Federation (GBF) to ensure that he participates in the final and last qualifiers.

"I want to be part of the Black Bombers team that will go to Bangkok, I know my worth, people should not judge me based on the African Games final, I wasn't feeling well on that night," he told the Graphic Sports.

The burly pugilist, popularly referred to as Ambitious Tilapia in boxing circles, was the centre of attraction at the just ended African Games.

Before getting into the ring to fight for Ghana at the Boxing Arena where the African Games Boxing was staged, his name already rang a bell, and he had gained public attention for taking after his famous dad.

After qualifying to the final he was hugely expected to win gold for Ghana.

It wasn't to be as Algerian Ousama Kanouni scored a unanimous victory over him as he settled for silver.

"My father won bronze at the African Games so I am proud I went a step better," he told the Graphic Sports.

Now contemplating a professional career, the loud mouth boxer wishes to cap his amateur career with an Olympics participation.

"If I get to participate at the Olympics I will win gold and after that will move on to my professional career and win a world title for Ghana in the light heavyweight division," he stated.

The boxer, who is currently under the tutelage of respected trainer, Carl Lokko, appealed to the GBF to consider him for the Olympic qualifiers.

"I am ready for any national championship or justifiers for the Bangkok qualifiers," he stated.

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