‘My opponent chased me like a lion’ – Bukom Banku’s son after losing out on gold medal

Abu Kamoko, the son of Bukom Banku, has given a hilarious account of his performance in the just-ended 2023 African Games.

Abu Kamoko says he was chased like a lion by opponent in gold medal fight

Abu, who’s nicknamed Ambitious Tilapia, reached the final of the 86kg cruiserweight category only to lose to Algerian opponent Kanouni Ousama.

The Ghanaian amateur boxer was dominated by his opponent, who romped to a unanimous victory to secure a gold medal, while Abu settled for silver.

Discussing how the bout panned out in an interview with GHOne TV, Abu hilariously said his opponent chased him like a lion.


He also revealed that he was sick going into the final fight and promised to win a gold medal for Ghana next time.

“I was suffering inside the ring. I was experiencing pain all over my body because the guy was chasing me like a lion. He’s Africa’s number five so he’s good and was chasing me all over. It wasn’t small blows,” Abu said.

After the game, I went to the anti-doping staff to ask them if they really examined the guy before the fight. I couldn’t understand why I could be punching the guy and he will still be coming for more.

“This is my first competitive fight and I got a silver so I will give thanks to God. I have promised Ghanaians a gold medal so I will work hard and deliver that promise before I move to professional. Ghanaians should forgive and believe in me.”


Meanwhile, Ghana ended the African Games with four gold medals from boxing after Joseph Commey, Samuel Takyi, Amadu Mohammed and Mohammed Aryeetey all won their final bouts.

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