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26th April 2019

Inspired by love of boxing: Dennis Wahome ‘thinks on his feet’

    Dennis Wahome

    Dennis Wahome

    Published: 10 November, 2016
    by STEVE BARNETT

    • LIGHTWEIGHT Dennis Wahome has said he has “nothing but love and respect” for boxing and revealed plans to turn professional within the next year or two. 

    The 27-year-old hit our sports pages when he narrowly lost on a split decision against Islington Boxing Club’s Jerome Campbell in the Under-60kg Class ‘B’ final of the London Development Championships last month. 

    “I wasn’t happy with claims that I ‘pushed and barged my way out of the ring’ after the fight. That’s not true and portrays me as a bad loser,” said Dennis. “I always have nothing but respect for my opponent and their coaches.” 

    Reflecting on a sport that means so much to him, Dennis, who fights out of Neasden Boxing Club, added: “I started boxing for the fun it and quickly fell in love with it. It’s kept me out of trouble and given me something positive to focus my energy on. 

    “It’s a sport that teaches you self-control and can really help you focus. I’d encourage young people to find their local gyms and try it out for themselves. 

    “At Neasden everyone is really friendly,” he added. 

    “The coaches there gave me the freedom to work with the skills I have – the ability to think on my feet, and handle the pressure of every fight, because every fight and every opponent is different.”

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