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.