20.09.2022 Boxing

Shakur Samed apologizes to Ghanaians, joins professional ranks

By Sammy Heywood Okine
Shakur Samed apologizes to Ghanaians, joins professional ranks
20.09.2022 LISTEN

Shakur Samed, a Ghanaian light heavyweight boxer who was banned at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham for taking a banned substance has apologized to his father, family, fans, and all Ghanaians for what happened.

“I didn’t know I have taken something illegal and I want to say am very sorry to my fans and Ghanaians, I promise to be back in the ring better as a professional, and I aim to win titles” he expressed.

Speaking in an interview with Miss Betty Yawson a sports journalist who covered the Games, he disclosed that he has turned professional and he is ready for managers and promoters to work with him. He hinted that his heart desires to continue his education, but boxing has taken a bigger part of his life and hopes to become an African, Commonwealth, and world champion.

Samed represented Ghana at the Tokyo 2022 Olympic Games and has been to the African Games in Morocco and other important local and international tournaments.

He is a member of the Akotoku Academy Boxing Gym at James Town. His two brothers also represented Ghana in international boxing tournaments with the Black Bombers.