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Evergreen Moses Matovu has 70th pro fight

There was an incredible achievement at the weekend for Bangor’s adopted son, Moses Matovu, who had his SEVENTIETH professional fight. The Ugandan was fighting, as he reguarly does, at London’s York Hall on a Goodwin Promotions show, and he took on debutant Spiros Demetriou.

“The Black Mamba” was at his entertaining best as he danced and swung his way to a 40-36 points loss – which was a lot closer than the scorecard suggests.

While he may be 39 this month, Matovu was well able for everything Demetrious threw at him, and the former semi-professional will be happy for the experience and rounds provided by the veteran

After the bout, the immensely likeable Matovu spoke to EJ Boxing about his valuable role as a journeyman, and explained that “There’s no shame in what I do.”

“I’m good for experience.”

“At the end of the day it’s a loss for me, but it benefits British boxing.”

WATCH: Moses Matovu-Spiros Demetriou full fight and post-fight interview with The Black Mamba

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie