Jack Molloy suffered his first defeat in Verona, America, but against Olympic champion Bakhodyer Galulov and only in the eighth round. “It is time for me to really focus on boxing full time. I can do better after that,” Hemiksemnaar said.
The heavyweight from Hemiksim was hoping that this camp would open the American doors that would lead him to hold three camps abroad, but against Bakhodir Galulov, the Uzbek, he had a hard time. Finally, he came down halfway through the eighth lap. “At the last moment I lowered my cover and was surprised by a long punch left from him. Then he finished it. Things can go fast with weights: one punch can suffice. But the fact that I forced Galulov to square with eight rounds is worth a lot.”
It was the first time big jack As an amateur and a professional alike, Molloy is still held in high esteem, and the American press wrote that he got every penny from his studies. “Galulov thanked me after that for playing the game of his life. He even asked if I wanted to come train and fight with him in Uzbekistan. The problem is that I have to work and box in Belgium. I can do much better but I should be able to focus on the sport.” With just a few sponsors I can get a boost and get a higher rank in the world rankings. I need good camps like the ones against Jalulov for it. I am the only Belgian boxer who has actually boxed twice in America, once in Russia, Germany, England and Holland and Congo, but something urgently needs to change now.” (s)