Rising star boxer Patrick Mukala was crowned the new WBA Pan African super middleweight champion on Saturday evening, he beat Daniel Lartey with a convincing TKO in the 8th round of there 12 round bout. Veteran trainer Ashley Fourie said, despite Mukala, 23, from Congo, being matched against the dangerous Daniel Lartey, Mukala has superior power , having knocked out six of his seven opponents, while the Ghanaian, who was also undefeated in his six bouts, has floored only four of his foes.
Real Steel Promotions' "Raise the Stakes" tournament at Kempton Park Indoor Sports Centre.
Fourie, a former professional boxer, described Mukala as a special boxer.
"I knew the first day I started training Patrick two-and-a-half years ago that this kid is something special," said Fourie. "We have been training since our last fight - six hours a day, three in the morning and three in the afternoon.
"Patrick is super fit. He will be crowned and that win will be the first step towards bigger things."
Mukala last fought in August when he stopped Khayeni Hlungwane in the first round.
|8||2017-03-25||167¾||Daniel Lartey||168||6 0 0||W||TKO||8/12|
|vacant WBA Pan African super middleweight title|
|7||2016-08-27||170¾||Khayeni Hlungwane||174½||7 10 0||W||TKO||2/6|
|6||2016-05-28||166||Tineyi Maridzo||165¾||9 9 0||W||TKO||1/6|
|5||2016-02-25||166½||Renson Hobyani||167||6 1 0||W||TKO||5/6|
|4||2015-12-12||165¼||Faizel Malinga||167½||6 1 0||W||TKO||1/6|
|3||2014-12-03||Page Tshesane||20 4 3||W||MD||6/6|
|59-58 60-52 57-57|
|2||2014-11-22||Vhonani Netshidamboni||5 3 2||W||KO||1/6|
|1||2014-08-28||165¼||Vhonani Netshidamboni||165½||5 2 2||W||TKO||1/6|