What a knock­out by Ai­man

New Straits Times - - Sport -

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

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