Referee Erasmus Owu lifted the hands of Takyi after his first professional win
Referee Erasmus Owu lifted the hands of Takyi after his first professional win

Samuel Takyi will fight for national title this year - Ike Quartey

THE manager of Olympic bronze medallist, Samuel Takyi has said the boxer will fight for a national title in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region in the latter part of this year.

He revealed that this would happen after he had engaged in one more bouts in Accra in July to set him for the national title.

“I am very impressed with how he fought, he dismantled the guy, you all saw it, he will fight again in either June or July,” Ike Quartey, CEO of Bazooka Promotions, told the Graphic Sports in an exclusive telephone conversation in Accra.

The 21-year-old pugilist on April 16 staged his first professional bout at the Trust sports Emporium ( Ga-Mashie Indoor Gymnasium) in Accra where he battered challenger, Kamaldeen Boyefio to a second round knockout in their six round lightweight bouts.

The one-­­sided bout saw Takyi, who is Ghana’s first Olympic medallist in three decades, completely annihilate his opponent much to the admiration of his family and friends who trooped the venue to support him.

Also thrilled is the former world champion and Takyi’s manager who believes the boxer is ripe for the national title.

“If you see the way he fought, I believe he is ripe for the national title after a second bout and I believe that should happen in Kumasi,” he told the Graphic Sports.

He called for more corporate and government support for Takyi, whom he believed would be Ghana’s next world champion and keep the world title for a very long time unlike his contemporary predecessors.

“Takyi is a good boxer and he has a great future, he will win a world title, I have what it takes to make him a world champion,” Quartey told the Graphic Sports.

He called on the nation and boxing loving fans to throw their weight behind him and support him in this endeavour.

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