Bukom Banku, also known as controversial boxer Braimah Kamoko, has declared his retirement from the game.
Bukom Banku stated in an interview with Okay FM in Accra that he had officially hung up his boxing gloves.
When the 43-year-old took home a bronze medal from the All-Africa Games in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1999, he became well-known.
Throughout his two-decade career, he was the WBO Africa Light Heavyweight and WBO Africa Cruiserweight champions.
In an explanation of his retirement, Bukom Banku stated that he had been experiencing issues with his eye.
“I want to avoid fighting again because I’m grown up and my eye hurts too,” the boxer said.
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“I leave everything to my three children, who also happen to be fighters in boxing. I give my gloves to Mustapha and Abu Kamoko so they can continue the fight.
“I’ve already made the necessary preparations so they can carry on my name. Maybe they can reach where I was unable to in boxing. I have officially given up boxing.
In his boxing career, Bukom Banku has only suffered one loss, which occurred six years ago against Bastie Samir.
In a recent interview, he admitted that he bleached his skin in an attempt to look more attractive.
However, the former WBO Africa Light Heavyweight Champion claimed that some large men in the nation had advised him to quit bleaching.
Bukom Banku therefore explained why he was bleaching and what made him stop
“I bleached my skin because I wanted to be really handsome, but I’ve stopped. The big men in the building told me to quit bleaching. in order for you to not see that bleaching again. I’ve given up. Bleaching is not recommended. It may result in any type of cancer. “I’ve stopped,” he declared on Ayekoo Ayekoo on Accra FM.