What a knockout by Aiman
AIMAN Abu Bakar is still undefeated as the Malaysian professional boxer won against Roy Legrada by way of knockout in the first round in on Saturday’s bout in Makati, Philippines.
“It was such an amazing feeling, having my opponent down so early in the fight. When I saw him hurt by my punches, I took advantage of the situation and kept throwing hard shots.”
“I didn’t want to let him off the hook and I wanted to end it in the first round itself,” said Aiman.
The former Negri Sembilan footballer’s boxing career record now stands at 5-0-2.
Aiman is now more sure than ever that he has picked the right career.
“Being still undefeated, it just proves that boxing is my sport, it’s my calling.”
“I’m truly grateful that we got the win, my aim is to continue to work hard and one day achieve greatness, I want to achieve a feat that no Malaysian have ever achieved.”
The super featherweight boxer has done well for himself, based and fighting out of JMC Boxing Gym, the Philippines. However, Aiman said he hopes to get the backing of the sports ministry for him to go far in his career.
“I am capable of achieving greatness and one day be a world champion. So, I definitely need all the help I can get.”
The 25-year-old, who had two fights in the space of four weeks since his last win earlier this month, said: “What I want to do now is to fly back to my loved ones in Malaysia and just rest till Ramadhan is over.
“My goals for the first half of the year have been achieved and once I get back, I will go back to the drawing board with my team to plan the second half of the year. I believe that bigger things are coming my way.”
At the rate things are going, the boxer is well on track to achieving his dream of fighting in Las Vegas. Farah Azharie