Bascome: ‘I Still Have A Lot Of Fight Left In Me’

November 21, 2022

[Written by Stephen Wright]

Nikki Bascome insists he has no plans to retire from boxing, insisting, “I still have a lot of fight left in me.”

Bascome improved his professional record to 11 wins from 12 bouts after defeating Canadian Cody Kelly by a unanimous decision at The Shed in Dockyard last month.

The 32-year-old took to Instagram at the weekend to reflect on the fifth anniversary of being knocked out by Portuguese Fabio Costa at the Fairmont Southampton in 2017.

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Nikki Bascome Bermuda Boxing November 21, 2022

Bascome, who has five victories since losing to Costa, including a win over Mexican David Martinez to claim the IBA International Welterweight Championship title in 2018, wrote: “Five years ago, I took my first ‘L’ as a professional. As I sit and reflect, it was the best thing that ever happened to me as a fighter.

“I learned from it, and I continued to fight. I never quit and never will.

“God blessed me with an undeniable will. When I’m ready to hang up the gloves, I will hang them up on my own terms. I still have a lot of fight left in me.”

Bascome told Bernews last month he intends to return to Las Vegas to continue training under Jeff Mayweather, the uncle of Floyd, the five-weight world champion.

“I hope to get back to Vegas to train under Jeff,” he said. “I’m at my best training there and soaking up all that knowledge.”

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