Bukom Banku suffered his first defeat after he was knocked out by Samir in the seventh round in a fight dubbed “Make or Break” at the Bukom Boxing Arena, in Accra on Saturday, 21 October 2017.
Talking about the financial gains from the bout, Bukom Banku told Accra-based Kasapa FM on Monday, 23 October 2017 that: “I got paid GHS50,000, you can ask the promoter. I wasn’t paid GHS1million. I was paid half the money to aid my training and I’m yet to get the balance.”
Meanwhile Bukom Banku, has called for a rematch with Samir on 6 March, 2018.
“I’ve lost the fight, but this is not a correct defeat. Bastie Samir is the winner but this is not a correct defeat. I’ll come back for a return fight on the sixth of March. When I defeated Ayitey Powers, he came for a rematch so Bastie has beaten me and I’ll come back for a return bout,” Banku said.