Wanda Bruce, Manager for defeated American female boxer Belinda Laracuente who lost to Esther Phiri apologised for un-sportsmanship remarks, made Saturday. Both Bruce and Laracuente said unpalatables after the lose on a split-points decesion of 2-1 to Esther in an eight round bout. Bruce who was in Laracuente’s corner during the GBU Super-Feather-weight title bout at Woodlands stadium said the two became emotional after the result was announced. She was speaking to ZNBC Sports in an interview. Bruce said the bursts during a ZNBC TV interview shortly after the contest were uncalled for. Laracuente said she will grab the belt from Esther by a convincing knock-out during a re-match set for March next year. She commended Zambians for the support during her stay. GBU Match Commissioner, Caleb Kuya has commended the three judges and the referee for their professional conduct during the contest. Refering to the out-bursts of Laracuente and Bruce after the fight, Kuya said in Boxing, a Challenger must convincingly win a champion, to grab the belt.
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