Samuel Takyi is a 20-year-old Ghanaian professional boxer who became the second Ghanaian to win in a boxing match at the 2020 Olympic Games currently being held in Tokyo, Japan.
Samuel Takyi qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics through his performance at the 2020 African Olympic Qualification Tournament in Dakar, Senegal.
Detailed information about his profile is provided below.
Date of Birth
Samuel Takyi was born on 23rd December 2000.
Samuel is currently 20 years old.
Samuel had his primary and junior high school education at St. Mary’s Nursery & Preparatory School and Bishop Mixed Junior High School.
After his junior high school education, he landed in the school of boxing, at the Discipline Gym, before graduating into the Black Bombers, the national boxing team.
Samuel Takyi turned professional at the age of 19 when he secured a spot for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo through his performance at the 2020 African Olympic Qualification Tournament in Dakar, Senegal.
In his first professional bout at the 2020 Olympic Games, he defeated Ecuardo’s Jean Carlos Caicedo by a unanimous decision to advance to the last 8 of the boxing event at the Tokyo Olympics.
The 20-year-old Takyi dominated his contest and took all five judges’ scorecards in the men’s 52-57kg featherweight fight.
Another win in the bag
Boxer Samuel beats a resilient Caicedo Carlos from Ecuador after a blistering final round to advance to the quarterfinals of the Featherweight Division in Boxing.
— GHANA OLYMPIC COMMITTEE🇬🇭 (@GhanaOlympic) July 28, 2021
Born to Madam Eunice Smith, a fishmonger at Makola Market, and Godfred Takyi a cloth trader, he has the ambition to change the socio-economic situation of his family and make them happy in the future.