By ETAMBUYU SANG’ANDU –
DISGRACED boxer Bazila Ngosa has appealed to the Zambian Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (ZPBWCB) to lift the life ban imposed on him saying the decision seemed like a death sentence for him.
Ngosa said in a statement in Kitwe yesterday that he regretted attempting to punch the referee Maybin Kante after he stopped his featherweight title fight against Kenyan Francis Kimani last month.
He said his conduct was regrettable because it was unacceptable to have behaved in such a manner during a professional fight without first reflecting.
Ngosa said his reaction emanated from the referee’s decision to stop the fight when he felt he was still strong enough to continue fighting.
“Surely, I regret my reaction because it was instantaneous and I did not have enough time to reflect before I reacted. The decision to ban me for life is a death sentence on me because I have invested all my energies and everything in this talent,” he said.
Ngosa said before being taken in by the Mwenya Musenge Boxing Stables, his lfe was that of a street kid with no hope for a better life.
After being counselled and reprimanded by the Mwenya Musenge Boxing Stables over his action, Ngosa promised the nation that he would never disgrace himself again in a boxing arena.
Ngosa also pleaded with ZPBWCB to consider lifting the ban as he had been offered another fight in Uganda in October and promised to be at his best behaviour.