Samuel ‘Ring Warrior’ Takyi known by many got his fame after participating in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. He is a member of the Ghana national boxing team, the Black Bombers and represented Ghana well during the Olympic.
Ghana has been proud of his exploits and have honoured his achievements over this year, his fighting skills have been commended even by commentators during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with many suggesting he will be the real deal in pro boxing.
Samuel Takyi was the only medalist for Ghana at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after picking up a bronze medal, breaking a long standing laurel drought for Ghana.
After the Olympic games, Takyi was subjected to lots of criticisms by some boxing lovers asking the medalist to go pro if he thinks he is built for it.
His response before was to go pro but later rescinded on his decision after consultation with some former boxing boxing champions who suggested he needed a little conditioning to put him in the fray.
Months after Takyi rescinded his decision, the enterprising boxer has noted training vigorously and intense, we got closer to find out what is pushing his tight training schedule and the Olympic medalist outlined,
“I have thought about the switch to pro over and over and I think it is time to fight pro. I can not be fighting amateur forever. I am in my prime and i have the stamina and strength, this is the time to take advantage of the best trainers and explore my opportunities. It is good to win medals for your country but it feels extra good to win titles representing your country.”
Takyi who was gifted a car, ten-thousand (10,000) US dollars and twenty-thousand (20,000) US dollars for his personal development in the sport will be mounting the ring come January 2022 not as an amateur but a professional fighter.
He added, “at the Olympics, I fought with a pro boxer and in the ring I knew I won, it was a close call from the judges but I know I won. If these are the people in pro level, then going pro is within my domain and I can battle it out with them for titles soon.”