May 14, 2013, 9:37 AM
Gambian Boxer Badou Jack has been reflecting on his defeat at the Beijing Olympics by an Indian national Vijender Kumar in the Middle weight (75kg) category.
He said in an interview with Pointsports that the Indian has more experience than him and is older than him.
"The Indian was thinking very fast, I was fighting with my heart instead using my brain," he said adding, "I apologise to Gambians for failing their expectations."
"I have decided to go into professional instead of amateur boxing, because that is where real competition lies. For the meantime, I will develop boxing in The Gambia," he stated.
When asked about plans for the future he said, "I am planning to go for two months to relax my mind and body for the heavy training; I went through in preparing the 2008 Olympic Games After I will go to The Gambia to concentrate more on boxing."
Jack was quick to praise all those who have helped him and said, " I would like to thank Sang Corea, president of The Gambia Boxing Association and GNOC for their support and encouragement in my first Olympics. I feel very proud as the Gambian flag bearer in the opening ceremony of the Olympics."
Badou jack is 25 years old and was born in
Vijender Kumar the winner of their Olympic bout said, "My opponent was quite good. I was not expecting him to be as good as he was. It was a good fight and I really enjoyed it."
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