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Ghana’s Jonathan Tetteh Disqualified from Olympic Boxing Qualifiers

Tetteh, competing in the lightweight category, found himself excluded from the preliminaries after failing to meet the prescribed weight threshold.

Ghanaian light heavyweight boxer, Jonathan Tetteh also known as ‘Worldwide’, has been disqualified from the 2024 Olympic Boxing World Qualifiers due to weight-related issues.

Tetteh, competing in the lightweight category, found himself excluded from the preliminaries after failing to meet the prescribed weight threshold. While the requirement stipulated a maximum weight of 80kg, Tetteh’s scale tipped slightly higher at 80.60 kg, leading to his disqualification.

The unfortunate turn of events granted Tetteh’s German counterpart, Schumann Kevin Boakye, a walkover into the next round, as Tetteh’s ineligibility left the ring vacant for advancement.

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Despite this setback, Ghana’s presence in the Olympic boxing qualifiers remains notable, with four other boxers vying for coveted spots at this year’s Olympics.

Among the hopefuls is Theo Allotey, whose stellar performance has propelled him past the initial hurdles, marking a promising start to his Olympic journey.

Samuel Takyi, also as the ‘Ring Warrior’, remains steadfast in his pursuit of victory as he prepares to face his Japanese opponent, underscoring Ghana’s resilience and determination on the global stage.

As the Olympic Boxing World Qualifiers progress, Ghana’s boxing enthusiasts continue to rally behind their athletes, hopeful for further triumphs and opportunities to showcase the nation’s talent and spirit in the ring.

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Jonathan Tetteh’s setback serves as a reminder of the challenges inherent in competitive sports, Ghana’s remaining contenders stand poised to seize their moment and make their mark on the Olympic stage, embodying the resilience and determination that define the spirit of Ghanaian boxing.

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