After winning men’s featherweight bronze at Tokyo 2020, Samuel Takyi has decided to walk with a different strategy and mindset following the results from his final bout in Tokyo.
He won men’s featherweight bronze in Tokyo by reaching the semi-finals, where he lost to eventual silver medalist Duke Ragan of USA.
In the aftermath of his defeat to Duke Ragan, Takyi insists he defeated the American boxer checking at his punches but the judges diverted the results, but going forward he will not fight long journey, meaning he will try to knock down his opponents before the final round.
Takyi is understood to have conceded a defeat against Dukes but it wasn’t base on the bout.
“Duke is professional boxer but it is allowed to fight amateur at the Olympic Games. He is a professional but I can see that I won that fight but I don’t know what happened. I won because I scored more and I gave him a lots of punches which indicates that I scored more than his scorings but he was declared winner at the end of the day.”
“As a boxer, I’ve learnt a lot of things from the Olympics especially against Duke Ragan. He won because he was a professional though he has the experience and he has participated in more games than me but it was my second time. I wasn’t worried about his victory, I’ve seen that I tried my best.”
“Going forward I won’t fight long. That’s why I couldn’t fight Kamaldeen for long because for now I don’t want the game to end so that the judges will declare different results. I will now come with my judges. I don’t like any judging scoreline because of what happened to me at the Olympics. I am wild and I will try to knock any opponent I fight before the final round. That will be my judge and my strategy.” Takyi stated on Ghanaian-based Atinka Tv sports show with King Akuffo.
A week ago, Samuel Takyi recorded a second round knock out victory over Kamaldeen Boyefio in first professional fight at the Trust Sports Emporium.
The super featherweight contest was the main event of a night of boxing extravaganza held on Good Friday and spanned into the early hours of Saturday, April 16, 2022.
After flooring his opponent thrice in the first round, Samuel Takyi pinned Boyefio to the ropes and and landed a flurry of punches to his body and face, which forced the referee to end the bout.
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