Shakur Samed targets Olympic gold medal at Tokyo

Brilliant Shakur Samed, the latest amateur Ghanaian Boxer to qualify to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has revealed his intention to yours faithful servant in an exclusive interview that he has two plans for the Games.

According to the 2019 Sports Writers Association (SWAG) Amateur Boxer of the year, after a sterling performance that placed Ghana in the forefront of Boxing in the year under review, he is determined to enter the medal zone and then do for the big one which is winning the Gold for Ghana.

His qualification was based on the Boxing Task Force (BTF) rankings released in February which ranked him 10th in the world and 3rd in Africa.

The third member of the Samed boxing family known for producing top quality boxers said he was amazed and glad when the national head coach Ofori Asare informed him about the qualification.

He thanked the Almighty, his family, team mates and his trainers at the Akotoku Academy Gym, Alhaji Inusah, members of the Black Bombers, SWAG, NSA and the GOC for the support and motivation.

According to Shakur Samed he has prepared psychologically and has no problems as he is focused and determined to win all his bouts.

His father, Issah Samed, also a former boxer said he is very much interested in boxing and wants the family (six boys and two girls) to achieve something in the spot.

He disclosed that what makes him and his sons to prosper is prayers and honesty.

“I don’t smoke nor drink, I want to be sacred and clean. That is what I teach my children” he expressed.

The Light – heavyweight boxer displayed exceptional talents, with instinctive boxing skills at the Africa Games in Morocco that won Ghana’s only medal in boxing.

His other Olympic boxing brothers are Bastie and Issah Samir who represented Ghana at the 2008 Summer Games.


By Nana Prempeh|

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