Ghana’s Samuel Takyi 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 the first and 3rd rounds to leave no doubt in the mind of the judges, taking the fight on all five judges’ scorecards in the men’s 52-57 Kg Featherweight fight.
The 20-year-old had a slow start to the bout but picked his rhythm after 30 seconds and took home the first round, with all five judges scoring in his favour.
Samuel Takyi 🇬🇭 makes it to the next stage !!!
The 20-year-old is through to the quarter finals of the Men’s Featherweight event after defeating Ecuador’s Caicedo Pachito via unanimous decision.
— GTV SPORTS+ (@mygtvsports) July 28, 2021
Carlos Caicedo came back stronger in the second round of the fight and managed to score 4/5 from the judges.
Ghana’s Takyi, 20, would not budge and with some heavy punches, he took home the win to advance to the Round of 8 in the Tokyo Olympic Games.
He becomes the second Ghanaian boxer to advance to the next round after Black Bombers captain, Sulemanu Tetteh qualified to the Round 3 stage two days ago.