Welterweight boxer Hasting Bwalya has said that he was a bit rusty in his non-title win over American Ashantie Hendrickson in New York on Friday evening.

Bwalya beat Hendrickson on unanimous points decision in their six-round bout at The Capitale on the undercard to the heavyweight fight between Shannon Briggs and Rafael Pedro that the former won over the latter via a first round knockout.

“I was looking for a technical knockout,” Bwalya told the Times of Zambia in a post-fight interview on Friday.

“But it was my fight in six months, I am feeling rusty.”

Bwalya went the distance for the first time since he turned pro in October last year after stopping his last two opponents via knockouts within three rounds.

Bwalya’s scorecard against Hendrickson read 59-55, 58-56, 58-56, to push his record to 3-0.

His next fight will be on June 19 in Niagara Falls against a yet to be named opponent in another non-title fight.

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  1. It is encouraging that at least we have a sports person noting his under-par performance even after a win. Congrats yama

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  2. Congratulations Hastings, that was a good performance.It is good that you went the entire six rounds, because soon enough the number of rounds will increase and you will find tougher opponents who can go the whole twelve rounds, so it is better to get used now, however if you can end the fight in the early rounds, the better for you.

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  3. Hastings is in a aproffession that is dangerous. He need to e focused, make money and quickly move out. My worry ios how much is he being paid?? Time and again our boxers are conned and swindled? Lottie mwale the late is a typical case.

    So how much is Hastings Bwalya being paid??????? for each fight. lets take intrest as a country and protect the boy.

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  4. Congrats young man!! Gentlemen, with all the boxing knowledge I have, It is not yet lucrative for Bwalya. So Ba Mpangula Mputyu, its not about quick money. Boxing calls for focus, patience and determination. Our Boy has all the way up to some where around 35 years of age before he can start thinking about retirement. Ebu kapoko ubo. He is still creating credentials for him to have a chance to fight in lucrative bouts.

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