Chipembere goes wild at Lilongwe Community Centre

Kamuzu Barracks based boxer Chimwemwe ‘Chipembere’ Chiotcha Sunday, August 10, 2014 displayed all characters of the wild animal Black Rhino (Chipembere) as he defeated Middleweight champion Felix Mwamaso from Mzuzu in an eight round non-title bout at stage Lilongwe Community Centre.

Mwamaso lands a punch on Chipembere

Mwamaso lands a punch on Chipembere

Soldiers rush into the ring to control the situation

Soldiers rush into the ring to control the situation

It was at this point that the Red Corner threw in the towel

It was at this point that the Red Corner threw in the towel

Ref Jobson Adams restrains Chipembere as Mwamaso lays flat on the canvas.

Ref Jobson Adams restrains Chipembere as Mwamaso lays flat on the canvas.

1, 2, 3, 4 Referee counts as Mwamaso regains composure

1, 2, 3, 4 Referee counts as Mwamaso regains composure

The boxer-cum-soldier did all the dirty work in the ring, including landing a heavy punch on Mwamaso’s trainer Rasco Simwaza when the coach entered the ring to save his boxer.

The ugly incident happened in round-five as Simwaza stormed the ring in the course of the bout to prevent Chipembere from further assaulting his boxer, who looked out of sorts after absorbing some
combinations from the soldier.

Seeing his trainer was under attack, Mwamaso charged towards Chipembere but thanks to referee Jobson Adams and alert security personnel from the barracks, who rushed into the ring to quell the situation.

Calm was restored and the bout continued with Mwamaso consistently at the receiving end of Chiotcha’s onslaughts. With just seconds into the sixth round, Mwamaso appeared lost in the ring after another dose of punches from his opponent prompting his trainer to throw in the towel.

Chiotcha was declared winner on knock-out.

“I am happy that I have won the bout. He (Mwamaso) is too young to stand against me and I was
deliberately sparing him in the early rounds for the fans to enjoy the bout,” said Chiotcha.

Commenting on the round-five incident, the boxer said: “A coach is not supposed to enter into the ring when the bout is in progress. We (boxers) are protected by the referee who is the in-charge of the game. I was angry with what he (Simwaza) did that’s why I punched him.”

Simwaza said he entered the ring to protect his boxer after noticing the referee was doing little to protect his boxer from Chiotcha’s dirty tactics.

“This was not boxing but war. Chiotcha was not following the rules of the game. He was hitting my boxer on the back of the head and was not listening whenever the referee tried to stop the boxers from fighting.”

Mwamaso also accused Chiotcha of applying dirty tactics.

“Chiotcha is a good boxer but his problem is that he starts wrestling whenever he is losing. I was ahead in the early rounds and he started using dirty tactics to frustrate me,” said Mwamaso.

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