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Brilliant Bagwasi Makes History, First World Champion From Botswana
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FIGHT REPORT   Photo: New World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Super Featherweight Champion Steven Bagwasi from Botswana.

History was made in Botswana on Friday night, August 26, as Steven Bagwasi became the country´s first ever boxing world champion.

In front of a huge crowd at the UB Indoor Arena in Gaborone, Bagwasi won the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Super Featherweight title with a land-slide unanimous decision over Tanzanian Said Chino.

With fast hands, elusiveness and clever boxing, Bagwasi put on a masterclass against the game Chino, who never stopped trying and was a big part in giving the spectators an entertaining fight despite the local mans superiority.

In round four, Bagwasi scored a knock-down, landing a sweet short right hand to floor Chino, but the visitor beat the count of referee Patrick Mkondiwa and battled on.

After twelve rounds of boxing, judges David Nyathi, Edward Marshall and Lejego Tladi all scored the fight 120-107 for Bagwasi, who improved his professional record to 8-1 (2). Chino drops to 19-10-2 (14).

Brodcast live by Botswana Television, the fight was promoted by Scud Missile Promotions.

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