The Zambia Amateur Boxing Federation (ZABF) has said it is happy that former Africa amateur welterweight champion Hastings Bwalya has began sparring with high profile pro-boxers in the USA.
Bwalya recently sparred with Floyd Mayweather Jr in Las Vegas as the American prepares for his May 1 WBA Super World Welterweight title fight against holder “Sugar” Shane Mosley in Nevada.
“News from America through Exodus Director Anthony Mwamba on the performance of Zambia’s boxing export Hastings Bwalya reveals that he has been assisting Floyd Mayweather Jr in Las Vegas in the preparation for the forth coming fight with Shane Mosley,” ZABF president Stephen Simpemba said in a statement today.
“They did five rounds and the Mayweather team is impressed with the Zambian boxers who is trying to make the name in the USA. This information has impressed ZABF and is an indication of Zambian boxing going a long way.”
Bwalya turned pro last August and immediately crossed the Atlantic to set-up base in Las Vegas.
The 25-year-old has so far fought two professional fights and is at 2-and-0 with his debut victory officiated by the highly celebrated American boxing referee Kenny Bayless on October 17 in a 1st round knockout over Ivan Ibarra in Las Vegas.