My Rent Is Due In February But I Don't Have Money To Pay — Bukom Banku

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Braimah Kamoko, aka Bukom Banku, says boxing in Ghana does not pay at all and even someone as popular as he is has money problems.
Banku was on Starr Chat on Wednesday speaking with Bola Ray and said more support should be poured into boxing to help elevate the sport.
“Here in Ghana, boxing does not pay well. There is no money, we need support. I live in a one bedroom apartment with my wife and kids. My rent is due in February next year but there’s no money.” Banku told Bola.
“We need sponsors so that we can fight more to be world champions.”
Banku revealed he received Ghc 25,000 upfront for his fight with Samir and he’s owed another Ghc 25,000, but somehow he doesn’t have money.
The boxer, who lost his first bout on Saturday, also said he plans to retire at the age of 42, which is four years from now.
“I will be retiring when I’m 42 years old. Now, I’m 38 so I have four years more…Bastie is a winner and a good fighter. I accept my defeat but I want a rematch. I beg my junior brother to give me another fight,” he said.


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