Bastie “The Beast” Samir has ended Bukom Banku’s unbeaten run, after he technically knocked him out in round seven of their much publicized cruiserweight bout on Saturday night at the Bukom Boxing Arena.
Banku, who had not lost any of his 29 fights, visited the canvas twice during the bout in round three and seven.
He had predicted a sixth-round stoppage but that round rather saw him come under heavy punches from Samir.
In the seventh round, Samir decided to end the bout as he unleashed several punches to the body of Banku, but the latter could not defend himself.
The referre then stepped in to save Banku but he shockingly refused to stop the fight as expected but rather gave him a mandatory eight-second count.
However, soon after he returned to action, Samir intensified his attack which left Bukom crashing to the canvas with a bloodied right eye.
He fell on his backside and hesitated in rising to his feet and when he did, the referee stepped in to save him as he was wobbly.
Samir the winner will share GHC 200,000 cash prize with the loser Banku but will receive an added bonus of GHC 5,000 from the Accra Mayor Mohammed Adjei Sowah.
Samir’s fight record now stands 16 wins, 0 losses and one draw (16-0-1, 15 KO’s).