‘I learned lessons from my defeat’: Kautondokwa

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Windhoek – Defeated Namibian boxer Walter Kautondokwa says he learned many lessons following his loss to American boxer Demetrius Andrade on a unanimous points decision in Boston, Massachusetts.

Speaking to the media upon his return to Namibia on Wednesday, ‘The Executioner’ as Kautondokwa is also known, said he picked up a lot during his American tour.

The two boxers were fighting for the vacant World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Middleweight Title.

“I fought a tough guy, I know what to do next and my aim is to come back strong. I am not blaming anyone for my defeat. I am happy with my performance and I will pick up from where I went wrong,” Kautondokwa said.

He added that fighting outside Namibia is always tough as the opponents enjoy home-based decisions.

“For example Andrade punched me when I was on the canvas. That punch changed the whole game as the ref did not give me a chance to recover,” he said.

Kautondokwa further said he learned his lessons as he could have gotten Andrade disqualified for hitting an opponent on the flow. 

On how he managed to continue fighting after being hit while on the ground, Kautondokwa said he had gone to America to fight, hence he continued boxing.

“After that punch, for the next four rounds I could not see properly as I was a bit dizzy. But after round four, I recovered and I started fighting again. It was my first ever knockdown but it did not shake me,” he added.

His promoter Nestor Tobias said they will give the boxer time to rest before planning the way forward as they have already received offers for Kautondokwa to fight again in the United States of America.

Following his defeat in USA last weekend, Kautondokwa now has a record of 17 fights, 16 wins all by knockouts and one defeat.

The judges scored the fight 119-105, 120-104 and 120-104. – Nampa

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