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.