South Africa based boxer Romeo Makwakwa believes he is close to winning a title after drawing with South Africa’s Siphesihle Mntungwa in a 12-round World Boxing Forum All Africa Lightweight contest last week.
Makwakwa, who is widely regarded as a kingmaker following a not so impressive record, produced an outstanding performance against Mntungwa.
“The fight was not meant for me as I was drafted at the eleventh hour to replace another boxer who withdrew two weeks before the contest.
“As a boxer who keeps on training, I picked up the offer. I put up a good performance, having dominated 10 rounds. Unfortunately, I did not knockout my opponent because I was also tired having trained for a short time. The last two rounds were even. When the result was announced, spectators jeered because they felt I was robbed of victory,” he said.
Makwakwa, 26, said he was looking forward to a rematch as he will be in condition to impress.
“My trainer has so much faith in me so I need to repay him with some fine displays,” he said.
Makwakwa turned professional in 2013 under the guidance of New Dawn Boxing Promotions Managing Director Mike Chimaliza.
“I started boxing around 2010 and then I turned professional. I was able to contest in some fights because of the support I was getting from Mr [Mike] Chimaliza,” he said.
Makwakwa went to South Africa in 2016, and he has seven wins, five defeats and a draw.