Zambia’s female boxer Lorita Muzeya yesterday recorded a comeback victory after she knocked out her Tanzanian opponent Happy Daud in 40 seconds.
Lorita, who is a former World Boxing Council (WBC) silver welterweight champion, has dedicated her comeback to the ring to the late boxing promoter and trainer Anthony Mwamba.
The fight was held at the Next Door Arena in the capital of Tanzania.
Speaking in an interview with ZANIS from Tanzania, she described the late Anthony Mwamba as a person who contributed a lot in shaping her as a world class female boxer.
“This victory means a lot, this is my come back and I dedicate the victory to our hero in the boxing world Mr Anthony Mwamba, may his soul rest in peace, “she said.
Lorita described Mwamba’s death as a setback to the development of boxing as a sport in Zambia.
She described her opponent Daud as a good boxer though she could not match up with her as she had adequately prepared for the fight.
“Daud is a good boxer but it’s only that I was better than her,” she said.
Lorita said she looks forward to challenging for the WBC silver welterweight championship belt.
She commended her managers, Vernon Mwanga Jr from under Kings Center Stables in Choma, Zambia and Craig Rousou of No Pain No Gain Stables in Malawi for organising her comeback fight.
Mr. Mwanga said the victory means a lot to their Stables in Choma adding that he believes that the best is yet to come.
He said the plan is to have Lorita get active again to get a chance to challenge for the lost title plus others.
“Her record presents a realistic chance for her to meet the best in her division and go for a world title,” Mwanga stated.
The Zambian boxer has fought 16 times recording 8 knockouts with no loss.