Braimah Isaac Kamoko, widely known as Bukom Banku, has declared his retirement from boxing, citing a desire to pass the torch to his children.
The Ghanaian boxer, who secured a bronze medal in the heavyweight division at the 1999 African Games in South Africa, laying the foundation for his professional career, dominated the ring with an impressive record of 29 wins in 30 fights. His only defeat came against Bastie Samir in October 2017.
In an interview with Okay FM, Bukom Banku shared his decision, stating, “I’ve grown, and at the same time, my eye is also paining me, so I don’t want to fight again. Three of my children are boxers, so I’ve left everything for them. I’ve packed my gloves and my shoes, all for them, Abu Kamoko and Mustafa Kamoko. I’ve laid the path so they can continue.”
Looking ahead, Bukom Banku revealed his plans to venture into comedy and host concerts. “I have stopped boxing, and I’m starting comedy and some shows I do by myself,” he added.
While most of his professional bouts took place in Africa, particularly in Ghana, Bukom Banku achieved a notable victory in the United Kingdom against Hungarian Ferenc Albert after three rounds in 2019.