By Edmund Bobie
All we have been hearing after the signing are chants, jeers and fight songs from the boxers and their passionate fans. We patiently await one of the biggest fights in the country’s history.
Who will dazzle - who will have an R.I.P sign at the end of twelve rounds? “Judgement Day”, 18th April will provide answers.
Both boxers, Bukom Banku and Ayitey Powers, have promised knock outs - A masterful performance by the boxers on the night should by all accounts be met with universal praise.
The fight at the Accra Sports Stadium on the 18th of April has all the trappings of a tune-up—from sparring partners to sworn enemies, Powers(41-18 wins 23 losses) who has lost more fights than he has won will seek to put a lasting dent on the record of Kamoko –a win might get him another fight in Australia. We might just see a very vocal Bukom Banku(Braimah Kamoko) get more vocal after a win—he will do an Asamoah Gyan but am guessing an album is more likely.
Thousands will troop the Stadium with very little interest in what happens in the ring but rather the grand entry of the boxers; Bukom Banku has arguably the best entry –we have seen him arrive in a coffin—he arrived in one of his fights at the Accra Sports Stadium carrying a sewing machine with a loaf of bread in hand.
We will surely pick up some dance tips before leaving the stadium as well—a successfully landed jab, uppercut or a straight right will see some Alkayida - Azonto mix. We have not seen much of Ayitey Powers but believe me, his hairstyle will be mimicked after his promised knockdown in round six.
“There is no way Ayitey Powers can stand up to fight me and he knows that. I’m going to make sure I punish him very well and knock him out by seventh round. Even when I knock him down, I will pounce on him and beat him further”.
Braimah Kamoko’s (26-0-20 KO) prediction could be an accurate one, a nice slow concussive beating of Ayitey Powers. Powers will need to be in physical peak to face a hard punching opponent.
Some will argue that Bukom Banku (Braimah Kamoko) will command the fight being the better boxer with a tremendous record.
Don’t worry too much of the fans favourite because Ayitey Powers comes with vast fighting experience which can see him do one of several things. After being under the radar for some time, the ginger bearded man is here to cause one of boxing’s major upsets.
“Bukom Banku has been bragging that I run away to Australia because I’m afraid of him. Well here I am and I’m ready to beat him in the ring. Boxing is not about talking, it’s all about action in the ring. I promise to win for my fans”.
Expect to see some fierce exchanges as both boxers have knockdowns in mind, ultimately the winner of the fight will be the one who fights with skilled precision the ability to out think and outmaneuver within twelve rounds.
Before launching into any future implications and speculation, credit must first be given to both fighters, as they have giving yearning Ghanaian boxing fans a night which will be much remembered. Regardless of what people think about the “Judgement day” the reality is that the outcome will be positive for Ghanaian boxing.