Ghana’s Shakul Samed of the Light heavyweight category has been eliminated from the Men’s Olympic boxing after losing to experienced Turkish boxer Bayram Malkan via a second round technical knockout.
The round of 16 bout was a competitive brawl until a right hook from Malkan sent Samed reeling and unto his backside.
Four of the five judges scored the first round in favour of Malkan and he looked set to win the second round as well until his right hook ended the bout prematurely.
This is how our Boxer got defeated, the Turkish boxer was too tough!
Better luck next time Shakul Samed#angelsports #TokyoOlympics #TokyoOlympics2020 #tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/vArsyUOyiv
— Darius (@NanaDarry) July 28, 2021
The referee after determining that the Ghanaian was unfit to continue ended the bout with 1:23 seconds left in the second round.
Shakul who is the younger brother of professional boxers Issah and Bastir Samir was determined to bring home a medal which eluded both of his brothers during their time at the Olympics.