Samuel Takyi Leaves Ghana’s National Boxing Squad In Advance Of The 2024 Summer Olympics

Samuel Takyi, an Olympic medalist from Ghana, has stepped down from the Black Bombers amateur boxing squad in order to concentrate on his professional boxing career.

On Tuesday, May 7, 2024, the 23-year-old boxer posted a message on his official social media channels announcing his retirement.

“To all Ghanaians, it is with a heavy heart that I leave the amateur ranks and fully commit myself to my professional career,” Samuel Takyi stated in his statement. I would want to express my gratitude to everyone who supported me during this incredible journey, which culminated in the historic moment I experienced at the Tokyo Olympics when I won a bronze medal for my native Ghana.

He went on, “I would like to thank all of my amateur coaches, particularly Coach Asare of the Black Bombers, without whom I would not have achieved so much success, as well as Alhaji Inusah, Alhaji Taufiq, and the Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif, for their support. Now, I want to achieve the same level of success in the professional ranks and return to Ghana with a world champion. Godspeed to each and every one of you!

Samuel Takyi had intended to return to the games to be hosted in Paris. Takyi won Ghana’s only bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.

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