Olympics absconder Serge Ambomo has apologised for “showboating” during his professional debut in Sheffield.
The 27-year-old fighter, one of seven Cameroonian athletes who disappeared from the Olympic Village last year later to be granted asylum, made his debut at Concord Sports Centre, Shiregreen, last Saturday.
He came in above the welterweight limit and comfortably outpointed Tamworth opponent Matt Seawright, a journeyman who has a won five, lost 86 record.
But during the four two-minute rounds, Ambomo taunted his opponent, at one point pulling his tongue out at him.
Speaking on video at thestar.co.uk, the boxer’s interpreter said: “He knows it is not good and did it to show his opponent was not good enough, it was to show he was not of his level and he could not do anything. He knows he is wrong to do that and it wont happen again.”
The interpreter added: “His dream is to be champion here in Sheffield.
“This is just the beginning of the road and nobody will stop him, his arms are open waiting for his second fight, he can’t wait.”