Zambian light-heavyweight boxer, Lottie Mwale, completely outclassed Eddie Savage Turner of the United States in a bout in Lusaka on Sunday (4 May).
SV: Zambian Lottie Mwale (white shorts) on ropes resists clumsy onslaught of Eddie Savage Tuner, moves opponent back into centre of ring and picks hem off with left and right.
CU: Mwale's Manager Mickey Duff watching bout
SV: Tuner swinging wildly with left is floored by Mwale counter punch. After mandatory eight count, fight continues with Mwale landing punches
SV: Spectators watch as Tuner takes second count, fight resumes and Mwale pins Tuner to ropes, landing combination of punches, Tuner sinks to canvass and is counted out.
SV: Mwale salutes crowd with arms aloft
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Background: Zambian light-heavyweight boxer, Lottie Mwale, completely outclassed Eddie Savage Turner of the United States in a bout in Lusaka on Sunday (4 May).
SYNOPSIS: Turner, a last-minute substitute for fellow American, Don Addison, had flown in from Los Angeles overweight and unprepared for the short encounter with Mwale, who is now the number one contender for the World Boxing Council crown. According to reports from Zambia, Addison withdrew when he learned he was to face Mwale.
Tuner was in trouble right from the start, and was knocked to the canvas for the first time only seconds into the bout. After the mandatory count of eight, he was on his feet again, but it was clear that the 26-year-old Zambian champion required almost no effort and little skill to end the bout.
In the second count. He was to say later that he came to Lusaka "just to make money". Commentators said he never looked like a serious contender for the full scheduled ten rounds. In fact, he had barely resumed his guard before Mwale began the flurry of blows that was to pin him to the ropes, and eventually to put him down for the third and final time. It was then that the referee stepped in to end the bout.
Mwale has now been undefeated in 17 professional contests.