Welterweight boxer Issa Samir has set his sight on winning a major title in the next few years.
The 23-year old, the current holder of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Welterweight World Youth title is looking forward to a bigger leap in his career in the not too distant future.
Samir, a graduate of the national amateur boxing team, Black Bombers, made this remark on Wednesday, when he presented his IBF World Youth title to Minister of Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah at his office.
The former Black Bomber defeated Georgian Robison Omsarashvili earlier this month at the Accra Sports Stadium, making him the first ever Ghanaian to achieve a global youth title in the history of boxing.
“I’m happy to have won this title. The appreciation by Ghanaians will serve a motivation to win a much bigger title. I will do more to win a major title very soon.”
Elvis Ankrah described the boxer as a potential world beater and pledged his outfit’s support towards the sport.
“I watched the fight and I was impressed with his performance. I see a lot of potential in him and I’m confident Ghana will witness a World champion soon.”
The Minister warned the boxer against complacency adding “the sky should be your limit.”
Samir was accompanied by his brother Bastie Samir and his coach Ofori Asare.