Bukom Banku explains why he helped Powers

Boxer Braimah Kamoko, also known as ‘Bukom Banku’ has revealed that his decision to help sworn rival Ayittey Powers during a boxing bout last weekend was sheer patriotism.
The controversial Bukom Banku was in the corner of fellow boxer Ayittey Powers last Saturday during his scheduled 10-rounder for the West Africa Boxing Union (WABU) title fight against Benin’s Anicet Amoussou, a fight Ayittey Powers won by way of technical knockout in the 5th round.
In an interview with Sportscrusader.com, Banku explained his reason to help his sworn rival win the fight last Saturday.
“The rivalry between Powers and I go way back even before we both started fighting and we always brag about who is the strongest. So when we had the chance we had to sort that issue out in the ring, and I am happy I won that fight to prove to all that I am better than him”.
“But when it comes to issues of national interest, I believe that there is nothing like rivalry among us and I needed to make sure that I motivated him to win, because I believe he would have done same for me”, Banku explained.
“It’s been a while since he won any fights and there was the need to help him get his boxing career back on track and I feel proud of what I did.”
Last Saturday’s victory was the first for Powers since he defeated Musah Abubakari in Accra on June 1, 2012, a stretch that saw him lose all seven fights during the span, four of them in Australia as well as another against reigning Commonwealth Super Middleweight champion,
Isaac Ekpo in Benin.