Black Bombers impressive boxer, Shakur Samed who was awarded the coveted 2019 Ghana’s Amateur boxer of the Year by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) after a sterling performance that placed Ghana in the forefront of Boxing in 2019 has been congratulated by his coach.
Shakur, a member of the Samir family known for producing top quality boxers was hailed by three star rated coach Dr. Ofori Asare for his hard work in the year under review as he beat a host of other prospects and experienced boxers in Ghana’s Amateur division, after winning Ghana’s only bronze medal in boxing at the 2019 Africa Games in Morocco.
The Light – heavyweight boxer displayed exceptional talents, with instinctive boxing skills at the Africa Games that won him the medal.
The fast rising Shakur was part of Ghana’s Junior Black Bombers team that stormed the Hungarian capital, Budapest in 2018 where they displayed high quality boxing talents.
Known for his speed, and powerful jabs, Shakur has been sketched for greatness in boxing circles, and has been rated as one of the most gifted boxers with the Black Bombers.
This year, he represented Ghana at the African Olympic Qualifier in Senegal where he nearly reached the medal zone. He is however waiting for another opportunity at the World Qualifier.
Story by: Nana Prempeh