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Young Ghanaian amateur boxer – Samuel Takyi has advanced into the quarterfinal phase of the men’s featherweight division at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after a unanimous decision win over Caicedo Pachito Jean Carlos at Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday, July 28.

It was an all-attacking approach from the blast of the ring with the Ecuadorian boxer dishing flurry of punches into the body of his Ghanaian opponent, but with a height advantage, Samuel Takyi, from the Discipline Boxing Gym in Accra found his gloves midway through the round to take the maximum points on the cards on all five judges despite Caicedo’s quick reaction especially on the inside.

Takyi won on all five judges cards.

Like he did in the first round, the technically gifted Ghanaian boxer kept probing his opponent in the second round as he threw flurry of punches into the body of Caicedo Pachito just to thwart his effort, but Caicedo, from the Concentracion Deportiva de Pichincha won the round after a spirited performance, winning on four out of the five judges cards.

Click below for the official judges score cards:

Official score card – Samuel Takyi vs. Caicedo, Tokyo 2020

Recognizing that his Olympic dream could be all, but over, the 26-year-old South American boxer who followed his brother [Eder] into the sport only to take a break from boxing [at age nineteen] for a year and half went attacking in the final round, but the ever explosive Samuel Takyi caught him time and again with flurry of left and right punches straight into his vital.

By James K. Attaglo Wilson

www.sports24ghana.com