Walter Gahadza ready to step into big time

Finished the job – Walter Gahadza floors David Mayhew

Finished the job – Walter Gahadza floors David Mayhew

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WALTER Gahadza could be on the verge of the big time after securing his 15th successive victory in AWOL’s latest fight night in Southend.

The 26-year-old saw off David Mayhew in impressive fashion at the weekend.

And he is now hoping to make a big step up in his career.

“I’m speaking to various promotions now and talking about some contracts but I need to make sure I get the right one for my career now,” said Gahadza.

“I’m not going to rush in to making a decision because it’s a huge thing for me to think about but this is my chance to get in to the big time.”

The unbeaten Gahadza is rumoured to be attracting interest from the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the former Belfairs High School pupil was again in fine form on Sunday.

Fighting in the K1 category he dominated his bout against Mayhew, who was a late replacement. And Gahadza was delighted to come out on top.

“I seem to always be fighting replacements and I was actually a little bit apprehensive about fighting K1 again but it was a normal performance in the end,” said Gahadza, who trains at the TSG base in Westcliff.

“I wasn’t worried and I did what I had to do to win it so I was really pleased.

“I’m not sure when I’ll be fighting again now but I think there’s another UWC night in October which I could be a part of depending on how things work out.

“But it’s all going well at the moment and I owe an awful lot to my coach and manager Dan Burzotta who I would again like to say a big thank you to for all his help and guidance.”

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