Revered South African based Malawian boxer Isaac ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba on Saturday night lost to Oleksandr Gvozdyk of Ukrain and said he was “devastated” with the defeat.
Gvozdyk methodically out-boxed Chilemba until the Malawi’s ‘Golden Boy’ couldn’t continue after nine rounds due to an arm injury .
Ukraine’s Gvozdyk (12-0, 10 KOs) had bloodied Chilemba’s nose .
The 29-year-old Chilemba (24-5-2, 10 KOs) lost a third straight fight and was stopped for the first time in his 11-year pro career.
“I am devastated,” Chilemba said. “If I hadn’t hurt my right arm in the third round it would have been a completely different outcome.
“I was in an incredible amount of pain from the third round through the rest of the fight.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :