Captain of Ghana’s Olympics boxing team, the Black Bombers, Sulemanu Tetteh has promised to grab a medal at the ongoing global festival.
Tetteh made a mark in the round of 32 after recording a 3-2 win over Dominican Republic’s Rodrigo Marte de la Rosa in the Flyweight division to book the last 16.
The 28-year-old will face Yosvany Veitia of Cuba in the round 16 on Saturday, July 31 and Tetteh is hopeful of winning a medal.
“We too we are Ghanaian boxers, we can face them and this is our time.
“I want to tell them [the Ghana fans]that they should keep supporting me and I will deliver it to them.
“This is our time, we have a history here [to make] and I want to tell them that, we are going to repeat the history.
“I want to tell Ghanaians that I’m going to beat [my next opponent] and it will be history for Ghana so they should watch out for me.” Sulemanu Tetteh.
Tetteh has an Olympic experience from the 2012 edition where he lost his first round Light Flyweight bout against Jantony Ortiz of Puerto Rico.
He won Gold in the ECOWAS Games held in Ghana in 2012 and silver at the 2015 Africa Championship in Casablanca, Morocco.
His current Olympic team mate, Samuel Takyi has qualified for the quarter finals after defeating Colombia’s Caicedo Pachito in round 16.
Light Heavyweight boxer, Shakul Samed however missed out on qualification following his loss to Turkish, Bayram Malkan in round 16.