Ghanaian Boxer, Shakul Samed is hoping to resurrect his boxing career with a world championship title after he was suspended from the 2022 Commonwealth Games after testing positive for a banned substance.

Speaking on Untold Stories TV, the light-heavyweight boxer is optimistic about bouncing back stronger.

“I apologize to my fans and every Ghanaian that I will bounce back strong to make them proud. Now, I am done with my amateur level. My focus is on the professional now. My target is to win a World title”.

Shakul Samed received the coveted award of Ghana’s Best Amateur Boxer in 2019 from the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG).

He subsequently lost to Turkish boxer, Bayram Malkam by Technical knockout in the round of 16 at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

A year later, his amateur career has also come to an end following a drug related incident at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

“The Commonwealth Games Federation Anti-Doping and Medical Commission has confirmed that the sample of Shakul Samed, a boxer from Ghana, violated anti-doping rules for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. His A sample was found to contain a prohibited substance (diuretic and masking agent – Furosemide),” a statement issued by the Commonwealth Games Federation said.


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