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South Africa-based boxer vows to bounce back

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South Africa based Malawian boxer Dennis Mwale has vowed not to allow his first professional loss ruin his career.

Mwale lost on points to Tanzanian Ibrahim Class during a 12-round fight for the vacant World Boxing Federation Intercontinental Lightweight title at Next Door Arena in Masaki, Dar-Es-Salaam last Saturday.

“It was a close fight. Of course he was fighting at home but let me just concede defeat. I won’t say that I was robbed but I will accept the loss.

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“Going forward, I am focusing on future fights and the defeat won’t push me back,” he said.

Following the loss Mwale, 26, dented his record to eight wins with three knockouts and a loss whereas Class, 30, improved his record to 25 wins including 10 knockouts and six defeats.

Mwale trains with compatriot Isaac ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba who is also preparing for a fight slated for Russia on February 20.

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Both Chilemba and Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board President Lonzoe ‘Defector’ Zimba backed Mwale to bounce back successfully.

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