South Africa-based boxer vows to bounce back
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.
“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.
Both Chilemba and Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board President Lonzoe ‘Defector’ Zimba backed Mwale to bounce back successfully.