Lilongwe conquers Blantyre in boxing

Two out of three professional boxers from Lilongwe triumphed over their Blantyre counterparts during six-round non-title professional bouts held on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Kamuzu Institute for Sports in Kawale II, Lilongwe.

Dubbed Lilongwe versus Blantyre, the bouts were sponsored by Lilongwe based boxing outfit, Fast Sports Boxing Promotions which staked close to K300, 000 for all the bouts.

First to showcase their skills in the ring were amateur boxers from different boxing clubs in Lilongwe and outside the city but real focus was on the three professional bouts involving boxers from the capital and the commercial city.

The first professional bout involved Robert Kachiza from Lilongwe and Blantyre based Aubrey Masamba, the youngest brother in the Masamba family of boxers John Masamba, Wilson Masamba and Limbani Masamba. The bout ended 2-1 in favour of Aubrey Masamba.

Adams and his fans pose for Nyasa Times after defeating Nkoka, Pic Leonard Sharra

Adams and his fans pose for Nyasa Times after defeating Nkoka, Pic Leonard Sharra

Then came the oldest yet the shortest brother in the Masamba family John, who squared it up against Lilongwe based Phillemon Nkhakamila Banda in another bloody contest that saw Nkhakamila kissing the canvas in one of the rounds and Masamba being sent out of the ring by a heavy punch.

Nkhakamila won the bout on a unanimous points’ decision.

The final contest involved Jobson Adams from Lilongwe and Hajison Nkoka from Blantyre. The two boxers exchanged fierse blows from round one and before the end of the first round, both boxers had cuts in the
heads.

After the end of six rounds, Adams,  who is probably the most entertaining boxer in the country was declared winner on a unanimous points decision.

Fast Sports managing director Henry Sakala expressed satisfaction with both the performance of boxers and the good turn-out, pledging to sponsor more bouts involving the country’s reputable boxers.

Do as I say not as I do, John Masamba tips Nkoka during bout against Adams, Pic Leonard Sharra

Do as I say not as I do, John Masamba tips Nkoka during bout against Adams, Pic Leonard Sharra

Nkhakamila sends John Masamba out of the ring, Pic Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

Nkhakamila sends John Masamba out of the ring, Pic Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

Kachiza with blood over his face during the bout against Aubrey Masamba, Pic Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

Kachiza with blood over his face during the bout against Aubrey Masamba, Pic Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

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