Duke Ragan Inches Closer to Becoming an Olympic Gold Medalist
Article by Giovanti “GMoney” Mohamed
Duke Ragan, a Cincinnati, OH. native who bleeds the orange and black stripes of the hometown NFL Bengals, stands up for Ohio and, along with fellow Ohioans Delante “Tiger” Johnson & Oshae Jones, all achieved Round of 16 wins in Tokyo
(Tokyo, Japan-July 28, 2021) In the featherweight division USA’s own Duke Ragan squared off against Serik Temirzhanov from Kazakhstan in the round of 16 at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. From the opening bell, Ragan looked to be in complete control of the fight. He controlled every aspect of the fight.
He showed great ring generalship and fought the entire fight at his pace. I believe Ragan’s combinations and body worked began to break his opponent down. It truly looked like a professional boxer fighting an amateur, which actually proves to be the case.
All in all, it was a very dominant performance by Ragan. He’s one win away from medaling in the Olympics, with his next opponent in the quarterfinals.
Ragan will now face Ireland’s Kurt Walker, A tall rangy fighter who uses his feet well and boxes from the outside. He knows how to use his distance to his advantage.
Walker upset the #1 seed last night and he also put on a boxing clinic. Ragan vs Walker will be Saturday July 31st. This will be both fighters’ toughest fight so far In the Olympics, USA’s Duke Ragan is inching closer and closer to achieving his dream of fighting for that gold medal. Bring it home Duke!!!
Editor’s Note: The article previously listed Keyshawn Davis & Troy Isley as fellow Ohioans,instead of Delante Johnson & Oshae Jones. This was an error by the Editor, not the author. We sincerely apologize for the error.
About the Author
My name is Giovanti Mohamed. I am 27 years old. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. My dad Ricardo Mohamed started teaching me the basics of boxing when I was around 3 years old, and I have loved the sport ever since. As a kid I grew up around both World champions and great trainers. I competed in several Golden gloves tournaments throughout my younger years, and competed in different states for amateur boxing events. I was set to turn Professional in 2014 but unfortunately, months before my Pro debut I was diagnosed with severe Arthritis which ended my pursuit of becoming a world champion. My love for boxing has never left, and I look forward to giving great analysis on all the boxing matches to come.