New boxing managers and promotions company, Cabic held a seminar to launch their second boxing programme which comes off on August 11, 2018, at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.

The bill has three World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa titles at stake involving Ghanaian, Kenyan, Ugandan and Nigerian boxers.

There are other mouth-watering supporting bouts with some of Ghana’s rising stars on the show.

Ghana’s Patrick Allotey will defend his WBO Africa Jr. Middleweight title against tough Ugandan opponent, Badru Lusambya.

Emmanuel Martey will face Sunday Ajuwa of Kenya for the WBO Africa Super Middleweight title and Richard Nii Lartey Harrison will also clash with Okolla Morris from Nigeria for the WBO Interim Heavyweight title.

Felix Okine will also meet Solomon Martey in a Bantamweight fight and Emmanuel Quaye takes on Eliasu Sulley in a Super Middleweight encounter.

Ivan Bruce Cudjoe, CEO of Cabic Promotions in a welcome speech said his outfit has come to stay and lift up Ghana boxing to a higher level.

He noted that they are in to promote quality boxing and ready to help potential world beaters to become world champions.

“Cabic Promotions has competent, tried and tested professionals with the requisite know-how to deliver at management level in the pursuit of our core value and vision as a corporate body” he expressed.

He added that Cabic Promotions and Management is here to contribute their quota to the boxing industry to bring a huge change in event management, boxer management, brand equity, sponsorship benefits and corporate social responsibility (CSR), effective media relations and promoting quality boxers who can stand the test of any career eventualities to make an indelible mark.

Mr Ellis Quaye, a director of Cabic Promotions also noted that their vision is born out of the irresistible passion to see a successful boxing industry in Ghana where there are quality boxers, trainers, promoters and managers.

He said, “at Cabic, we aspire to groom and nurture potential world beaters by providing them with the necessary support to help them build the needed capacity to become world champions”.

He stressed that Cabic believes in the win-win formula of business and they encourage every individual and organisations to step forward and let the upcoming promotion on August 11, 2018, be successful.

Some boxing officials and dignitaries like WBC referee / judge Ataa Eddie Pappoe, J.A Annan, Rabon Dodoo, Bridgit Baah, Mr. Ahonzo of Star Times, Gideon Jingles, DSP Suleimana of the Ghana Police and WBO Africa representative, Samir Captan adviced the boxers and boxing fans to comport themselves to make Ghana boxing the best on the continent of Africa and the world.

The sensational Ghana Boxing Supporters Union (GBSU) were at the event to support with inspirational drumming and singing.

Also in attendance were top musicians Papa Row and Efe Kizz who are going to thrill boxing fans with an entertainment package.

After successfully making a second defence of his WBO Africa Light Heavyweight belt, albeit controversially against Sweden based Ugandan Hamza Wandera, Braimah Kamoko has indicated his readiness to take on the big boys in the division in world boxing.

Banku claimed a 3rd round TKO to secure his win number 23 in 23 professional fights, but it was not without sweat. Wandera had boldly predicted beforehand that he was going to end the Ghanaian nicknamed Bukom Banku’s unbeaten record. Wandera served notice of his intention by scoring a knockdown of Kamoko in the very first round, the first time the Ghanaian showman had ever visited the canvas in his career.

But the unbeaten Bukom Banku bounced back in style and dominated Wandera for the rest of the fight until the Ugandan refused to continue fighting in the 3rd round following complaints that he had been fouled by the Ghanaian boxer. Referee Roger Barnor had no choice than to declare Kamoko the winner.

Even though Wandera has consequently declared his wish for a rematch with international referee and judges, Bukom Banku is less likely to pursue such option because the unbeaten Ghanaian is keen on becoming world champion.

“I’m not sitting down, I’m going forward. I’m going to fight (WBO Light heavyweight champ Nathan) Cleverly for world title. I’ve set a perfect record in my country, now I have to go international.
And I’m more than ready,” the highly eccentric Kamoko indicated after the fight.


By Prince Dornu-Leiku


Brimah Kamoko better known as Bukom Banku successfully defended his WBO Africa Lightweight title after his Ugandan opponent refused to continue the bout in the third round in Accra in the wee hours of Sunday.

Ugandan boxer, Hamza Wandera in protest to a supposed foul by Bukom Banku turned his back twice and refused to continue fighting, forcing referee Roger Barnor to end the bout.

Wandera knocked Bukom Banku down, for the first time in his career in round one but failed to capatalise on his advantage.

By this win, Bukom Banku has improved his record to 23 wins and is getting closer to a shot at the world title.

He admitted in an interview with Joy Sports that the bout was a tough one. He said his opponent is a good boxer and although he knocked him down in the first round, he would have stopped him in either the fourth or fifth round.

Meanwhile, Wandera who explained his decision to Joy Sports after the bout said he “will come for a rematch anytime.”

He explained that he took to the decision to quit the fight to “protect my life. Kamoko was going to hack me more in the ring without referee warning him that is why I had to leave the fight. Next time if they call for an international fight it [should] not be a ‘Kamoko man’ [referee] … [and] I promise to knock him out.”

In other bouts, Joshua Okine defeated Argentina’s Amilcar Funes – a result many saw as controversial, while Samuel Amoako struggled to earn a win against Namibia’s Martin Hikali to claim the WBO Africa lightweight title.


Ghanaian boxer Braimah Kamoko a.k.a Bukom Banku had to hit the scales twice this on Friday morning before securing the green card to defend his WBO Africa light heavyweight titles against his Namibian opponent Hamza Wandera at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.

Bukom Banku failed to meet the required 175 pound weight limit for that category when he exceeded it during the weigh in.

An official of the World Boxing Organization, who was present, ordered it had to be done again after two hours. The Ghanaian boxer was left with his fate in his own hands as he had no option but to lose a couple of pounds in order to keep his title. This means Kamoko would have lost his titles ahead of the fight, if he had failed to meet the required weight expected by the association.

The Ghanaian boxer would have only fought for mere formality and a win would not have still changed the decision to strip him off his titles.
Kamoko was, however, able to shed of a couple of pounds after an hour of intense running and returned to the scales to make the weight.

Meanwhile, his Namibian opponent has rubbished the Ghanaian boxer’s wrath by saying he will send him packing. Bukom Banku also appealed to the Vice President John Dramani Mahama to be present at the Accra Sports Stadium to watch the fight.


The return of unbeaten world title aspirant Braimah Kamoko against Sweden based Ugandan Hamza Wandera on February 25 in Ghana will now take place at the Accra Sports Stadium instead of the previously announced Accra International Conference Centre, we can report.

Voted the WBO’s Africa Boxer of the year 2011, Kamoko, famously called Bukom Banku, 22-0, 16 KOs, takes on the 28 year old Wandera 14-3, 12 KOs in a second defence of the WBO Africa Light Heavyweight title he first won back in January last year.

The fight is the headliner of first promotion of the year by GoldenMike Boxing Promotions led by CEO Mike Tetteh.

Also defending their titles on the same bill are hot prospects Joshua Okine and Emmanuel Tagoe AKA Game Boy. Okine takes on Amilcar Funes of Argentina for his IBF Intercontinental Welterweight belt whereas Game Boy defends his IBF Intercontinental Super Featherweight title against Santos Benavides of Nicaragua.

Also fighting on February 25 at the Accra Sports Stadium are Ghana’s Samuel Amoako versus Martin Haikali of Namibia for WBO Africa Lightweight belt and another Ghanaian Ebenezer Lamptey against Ecuadorian Eduardo Flores for WBO Africa Super Lightweight title.

The night is completed by the national Featherweight championship between Ishmael Aryeetey and Samuel Adotei as well as Isaac Nettey versus Joshua Barnor in a final eliminator to the national Super Bantamweight title.


By Prince Dornu-Leiku: