Younger Bagwasi shames Seoko

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Teenage boxer Kabelo Bagwasi humiliated 2010 Commonwealth Games' silver medallist Tirafalo Seoko, beating him 18-15 in an exciting bout of the interclub tournament at Glenn Valley on Saturday.

Bagwasi is a younger sibling to Kagiso, who beat Thato Batshegi in the Keone Mooka Mageu National Boxing Championship finals last September. It seems the Bagwasi brothers have made it a habit to bring down goliaths.
Just a fortnight ago, the 19-year-old beat Francistown Boxing Club veteran Boitumelo Taolo in the first interclub tourney of the year. And on Saturday, the youngster took control of the bout right from the onset.Bagwasi, clearly bubbling with confidence, never showed any respect for his national team veteran opponent. The tactically superior teenager led 7-5 at the end of a thrilling first round.

He continued with his dominance in the second round. He seemed so much at ease, as if he was facing his age-mate. Although he looked to have lost steam midway through the round, he maintained a two point lead at the end of it.The 2012 Most Promising Boxer, Bagwasi, came back strong in the final round giving his opponent no chance at all to win the match 18-15. Bagwasi credited his coach for instilling self-belief in him ahead of the bout."My coach told me I had to believe in myself and a win was possible. I got in there and played my game and I am happy it paid off," he told Sport Monitor.In another bout, former Olympian Oteng Oteng maintained his dominance in local boxing, beating DTCB's Marshall Mokgwela 19-13 in a 52 kilograms bout.

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