Beaten Bique asks for support following knockout debut defeat


Manny Bique has called on the Irish fight family and those around him to lend their support after his debut knockout reverse.

The Dublin-Dominican talked the talked prior to his first ever pro fight and was promising a big performance on the ‘Champions Elect’ show in the capital.

He did bring fire, however, after five minutes of toe-to-toe action he was extinguished by Cork-Slovakian Vladimir Belujsky at the National Stadium.

Belujsky [1(1)-0-1] forced a standing count and downed Bique [0-1(1)] twice heavily, forcing the bout to be waved off and thus claimed a statement win.

While the win brought some welcome spotlight on to the Rebel fighter it left Bique feeling cold in the shadows.

The novice pro hasn’t taken his defeat too well and is feeling as much emotional pain as the physical pain Belujsky inflicted on him on the stacked Red Corner Promotion show.

After predicting a big performance and a stand out showing, Bique is aware some might rejoice in the fact he has had to eat his words, but he has made an emotional plea for the Irish fraternity to understand how he is feeling at present.

“Having been beaten I know what it feels like to lose something you wanted so much,” he told Irish-Boxing.com.

“It all slipped away in an inexplicable way. I can’t explain why.”

“I can only ask everyone to put themselves in my shoes and the shoes of the fighters that suffered the same as I did because it isn’t easy – trust me.”

“I need lots of support to overcome an unexpected loss.”

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

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