JUNIOR welterweight Derek `Teacher’ McKenzie seemed not able to get past Peter Ahmed of Wales 32 years ago.
McKenzie lost a six-rounder to Ahmed in June 9, 1982. He did have another shot at Ahmed on November 17, 1982. The result turned out to be the same as the 25-year-old Guyanese came up short again in another six-round battle. McKenzie, who campaigned most of his career in the United Kingdom, returned home for his final encounter.
He had his last of 15 professional fights on June 15, 1986 when he suffered a TKO in round eight to a young `hot hand’ named Marcelle Daniels.