- Osuman Faruza, is an amateur boxer who has been enlisted in the army
- The young Ghanaian lady aspires to become a titled professional boxer
- Faruza speaks about her journey, challenges and aim to compete at Tokyo Olympics 2021
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Osuman Faruza, a young Ghanaian female amateur boxer, is aspiring to make a career as a professional boxer in a field considered to be male-dominated.
Growing up, she had wanted to enlist in the military and become a very good boxer.
As an emerging female boxer, Faruza is challenging narratives about boxing and couching a niche for herself.
The young talent is yet to gain national prominence for any notable accomplishment. However, she has earned some media attention for her bold decisions.
A determined Faruza is hopeful of making it as a female professional boxer locally and outside the borders of Ghana.
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Resilient and committed to her dreams, the young female talent, credits her strife to internally acclaimed boxers such as American professional boxer, Claressa Shields and the daughter of Muhammad Ali, Laila Amaria Ali, also an American former professional boxer.
In spite of the challenges Faruza has encountered as a female in a male-dominated sport, she said she’s determined to print her name in the sands of time.
She recounts that she had been rejected and stereotyped by many and had also faced initial setbacks from her parents when she first decided to become a boxer.
Faruza continues to train and remains hopeful that she would make it to the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
Watch video as Faruza talks about her journey, challenges and aim to compete at the Olympics:
Just recently, YEN.com.gh reported that Azumah Nelson's son, Dalvin Azumah Nelson Jnr, has captured the attention of major eyeballs with his hopeful strides as an emerging boxer.
At 23 years, Dalvin is yet to come close to his father’s accomplishments as a world champion when he was his age.
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