Ghanaian featherweight beginner boxer Samuel Takyi is anxious the rescheduling of Tokyo Olympic Video games to 2021 could influence his weight.
The 19-12 months-previous is a single of two Ghanaian boxers who have currently certified for the online games.
The Olympic Game titles, at first slated to start on July 24, 2020, experienced to be rescheduled to 2021 owing to the coronavirus pandemic which has introduced all significant sporting gatherings to their knees.
Takyi will be 20 future summer and is worried the improve in hormones could have an effect on him and quite a few many others in his age classification.
“Postponing the online games is the ideal matter to do simply because our lives are much more critical, but we just cannot deny the reality that most of us will be impacted by this selection,” Takyi instructed Pleasure Pleasure Sports.
“As a youthful boxer, I am nonetheless escalating and this could influence my pounds because of modify in hormones, but I have a schooling session to make sure that I preserve my body weight so that I will even now be in the exact same fat division.
“It is only when I am not education that my pounds will be influenced. I am disciplined on my excess weight and I am doing what I will have to do to preserve myself in condition. I am pretty watchful about that.”
Boxers qualify for championships and close up not competing simply because of ‘weight issues’ according to head mentor of the Black Bombers, Ofori Asare.
Samuel Takyi suggests, he’s conscious of this, but quite a few boxers would be in a very similar circumstance and it is dependant on the Worldwide Olympic Committee on how they will compete.
“I will not be the only boxer in this problem,” Takyi observed
“Boxers all more than the world, by the time we go for the games, our ages will increase so it relies upon on the IOC to calibrate our excess weight for us, but I will retain operating difficult to maintain my bodyweight,” he stated.
Despite the deficiency of aggressive fights to keep him in a great condition, Takyi is adamant his high quality will not fade.
“I feel in myself, I know what I can do. I am carrying out my personal teaching at house and I have unique sessions to do at dwelling given to me by my mentor. That teaching by itself is superior and I will be in superior condition.”
Samuel Takyi and Suleman Tetteh are the only two Ghanaian boxers who have qualified for the Olympic online games.