Tokyo 2020: Ghana’s Sulemanu Tetteh through to last 16 in boxing

Sulemanu Tetteh felt a huge relief after securing qualification to the Round of 16 of Boxing Men’s flyweight (48-52kg) at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Tetteh, who is Ghana’s General Captain at the Games, beat Dominican Republic’s R.Marte de la Rosa in a Round of 32 fight on Monday.

Tetteh won by a small margin to secure progress to keep alive his hope of winning a medal for Team Ghana in Japan.

The 28-year-old did not start well, hence a strong fightback was required and he delivered in the last two rounds to sway three of the five judges in his favour.

They scored the bout 3-2 for Sulemanu.

Tetteh must improve in his next bout against Yosvany Veitía of Cuba to stay in contention for a medal.

Team Ghana’s next event is on Wednesday, July 28 with three boxers Anani Kwadjo, Takyi Samuel and Samed Shakul all in action.

By Enoch Fiifi Forson|

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