Samuel Takyi on Wednesday, 28 July 2021 outpointed Ecuador’s Jean Carlos Pachito Caicedo to move to the 1/8th stage of the ongoing Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Fighting for the first time at a big competition at the Kokugikan Arena, the boxer from Atukpai in the Ga Mashie area who has declared that he is the best in the 5kg weight division started the bout on a good note winning the first round.
His more experienced 26-year-old opponent came back fiercely to win the second round, forcing Takyi to rely on his jabs and long reach to claim round three.
Three of the five judges gave the verdict to Takyi who was in the red corner.
Coach Ofori Asare whose two boys have won at the 2020 Olympic Games said the Jean Carlos Pachito Caicedo was not a cheap opponent, but he is ready for any challenge, and Takyi will be better as the Games move on.
He called on the people of Ghana to have hope and confidence in the Black Bombers.
Light heavyweight, Shakul Samed will climb the ring to face Malkan Bayram of Turkey this evening at the Edo Museum.