Tokyo 2020: Ghana’s Samuel Takyi to battle America’s Duke for a spot in Boxing Finals



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Ghana’s Samuel Takyi will take on USA’s Ragan Duke in the semi-finals of the Men’s Featherweight(52-57kg) in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Samuel Takyi, 20 years outclassed his Colombian opponent David Ceiber Avila 3-2 to secure a quarter-final win to book his ticket into the medal zone.

His opponent Duke, 23 year old started his journey in Tokyo with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over French boxer Samuel Kristohurry in the preliminaries before advancing to meet Kazakhstani Serik Temirzhanov on a 5-0 score.

Duke secured a spot for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo through the IOC Boxing Task Force [BTF] rankings. He decided to turn professional in August 2020 after the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo were postponed until 2021. He won his first four fights as a professional, but in June 2021 he was offered the chance to compete at the Games through the IOC Boxing Task Force [BTF] rankings after a number of qualification tournaments had to be cancelled.