VIDEO: Bukom Banku fails weigh-in session

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IMG_7294-620x330The much anticipated bout between Braimah Kamako a.k.a Bukom Banku and Ayittey Powers took an interesting twist on Wednesday as Banku failed to meet the weight class for the cruiserweight bout.

Kamoko weighed eighteen pounds above the stipulated 200-pound limit for the bout while Powers weighed exactly 200 pounds.

However, the President of the Ghana Boxing Authority, Peter Zweenes, said Banku would still be permitted to fight because of the non-title nature of the bout even though failure to meet the weight limit would attract a deduction from his fight purse.

Both Boxers seemed buoyant and all fired up when they converged at the Ohene Djan Sports stadium on Wednesday for their respective weigh-in session.

Their arrival was met with cheers and chants of war songs as they thrilled the numerous fans gathered at the Ohene Djan stadium with their funny gestures and mannerisms before mounting the weighing machine.

All roads will now lead to the Accra Sports Stadium on Thursday evening with the gates set to open at 5pm . The supporting bouts begin at 7pm ahead of the main Banku vrs Powers showdown a little later.

Supporting bouts for the night will feature  Commonwealth champion, Obodai Sai who will go tete at tete with Nigerian, Abolaji Rasheed in an international Light Middleweight contest.
Manyo Plange will also go up against Joshua Barnor in a Bantamweight contest whereas Prince Dzanie will square off with  Galley Cudjoe for the national bantamweight championship in addition to an international Middleweight contest featuring Giftcole Chiori of Nigeria against Ghana’s Daniel Adjei Sowah.

Another Middleweight contests sees Ahmed Saraku facing Sadiq Musah, all before the main bout of Judgement Night comes on.

 

 

 

By: Benjamin Epton Owusu & Nathan Quao with additional information from all sports.com.gh.

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