Friday, 17 September

Tokyo Olympics: Shakul Samed loses to Malkan Bayram of Turkey

Sports News
Shakul Samed in the red corner

Ghana’s Shakul Samed suffered a painful knockout defeat to Malkan Bayram of Turkey at the Edo Museum Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on Wednesday.

The Black Bombers medal hopeful suffered a second-round TKO against his bigger opponent, Malkan Bayram in the light heavyweight contest.

His 21-year-old Turkish opponent seemed too powerful for Shakul, as he overpowered him in the second round, having dominated the first round, forcing the referee to stop the fight.

The Turkish boxer qualified to the quarter-finals with the TKO win.