What you didn’t know about Bastie Samir ‘Ghana’s new boxing hero’

  1. Bastie Samir is 31 years old and was born on May 19, 1986.
  2. Bastie is nicknamed “The Beast”
  3. He has an impressive record of knocking out all his opponents in his 15 bouts.
  4. He won the African Championships in the welterweight division in May 2007
  5. He represented Ghana and won silver at the 2007 All-Africa Games boxing welterweight division
  6. He qualified for the Olympics 2008 in the light-heavyweight division.
  7. He relocated to the US in 2008 and won many professional bouts there.
  8. Some of the opponents he has beaten are Mavin Blair, Jacob Alvarez, Joseph Dunn, Damon Reed, Billy Cunningham, and Greg Hacket
  9. His 6th round split draw with Lester Gonzalez in April 2011 is the only blemish on his record
  10. In 2016, Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions signed Bastie Samir and his junior brother Issa Samir.
  11. In October 2017, he knocked out famed Ghanaian boxer, Braimah Kamoko, popularly known as Bukom Banku in a much-anticipated bout.

By: Jonas Nyabor

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