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Samuel Takyi to make professional boxing debut against Kamarudeen Boyefio

By Vincent Ashitey
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Ghana’s only medalist at the just ended Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Samuel Takyi, will make his debut as a professional boxer next month on the former world champion Ike Quartey’s Bazooka Promotions.

Takyi, 21 will take on veteran Ghanaian boxer Kamarudeen Boyefio at the Accra City Hotel on April 15.

Takyi has signed a managerial and promotional contract with Bazooka Promotions, a syndicate owned by boxing legend Ike Quartey.

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Takyi became the first Ghanaian to win a medal at the Olympics in three decades, after grabbing a bronze at the Tokyo Olympics Games.

Afterquitting amateur boxing, he joined the camp of former welterweight world champion Quartey who said he believed the youngster would have a great future and “has the capacity to become a world champion in future”.