Undefeated lightweight prospect Samuel Takyi will return to his hometown on Friday, October 21 at the La Palm Royal Beach Resort in Accra.
Takyi (3-0, 3 KOs) will face against a yet-to-be-announced opponent under the Bazooka Promotions and Management Syndicate. The 21-year-old Accra product is widely considered the best prospect Ghana has produced in years.
Takyi’s return to Ghana will be his second pro bout at home, the first was followed by a bout in South Africa and then Nigeria.
“I will return next month and it is going to be in Accra,” Takyi told BoxingAfrica.com. “It is going to be fireworks and I want all my fans to come and see me give of my best in the ring.
“My professional journey has been good and getting to be active is something good for my progress.”
Takyi was initially supposed to travel to South Africa for a bout next month but the fight was canceled. His handlers then set their sights on this homecoming.
Early returns on Takyi look good. He was the target of every manager and promoter in the country when he decided to turn pro following an impressive performance at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo which saw him end Ghana’s 29-year medal drought.
Takyi made his pro debut against veteran Kamalrudeen Boyefio in April under the Bazooka Promotions and Management Syndicate, an outfit owned by retired former welterweight champion and Ghana boxing legend, Ike “Bazooka” Quartey.
Quartey is wearing multiple hats, also serving as Takyi’s trainer while guiding him to KO victories in each of his first three pro bouts. Meanwhile, the former world champion’s son, Clement Quartey, plays the managerial role in the young boxer’s career.
Clement told the BoxingAfrica.com that his outfit was on the right path to getting Takyi a national title by close of the year.
“We have decided to get him a fight here in Ghana before thinking of the next fight but everything is going on as planned,” the manager said.
“The plan is to get him the national title this year and then ride on that to challenge for the continental belts next year because we want to get him into the ratings.”
Takyi looks forward to getting into the world ratings but wants to take it one step at a time.
He believes it will take a lot of hard work to reach his dreams of winning a world title and is ready to give everything to achieve that.
“We are working tirelessly to reach our goals and the first one must go down by the end of the year.
“Achieving this is not going to be easy but I am ready to give everything to become a world champion,” said Takyi.