Malawi ‘golden boy’ Chilemba beat undefeated Russian boxer

Malawia’s boxing gem Isaac Chilemba handed Russian boxer Vasily Lipkhin his first defeat in one sided affair on the undercard of Sergey Kovalec-Jean Pascal fight on Saturday in Montreal, Canada.

Chilemba:  Defeat the undefeated

Chilemba: Defeat the undefeated

Chilemba won with a unanimous decision as one judge scored (100-90) and two judges 99-91 to underline his call for world title fight.

“Light heavyweight contender Isaac Chilemba had too much skill and experience for Vasily Lepikhin, who he beat by unanimous decision on the undercard of the Sergey Kovalev-Jean Pascal fight on Saturday in Montreal,” reported the Ring Magazine.

Chilemba (24-2-2, 10 knockouts), The Ring’s No. 6-rated light heavyweight, nearly shutout the previously unbeaten Russian, winning by scores of 100-90 and 99-91 (twice). The 27-year-old native of Malawi dominated Lepikhin (17-1, 9 KOs) with his busy jab, lateral movement, accurate right hands and uppercuts.

The 29-year-old Russian, who had no answer for Chilemba’s movement and boxing style, simply didn’t let his hands go enough to win any rounds.”

The Bad Left Hook reported that the Russian disappointed fans who anticipating a Chilemba against Arthur Beterbiev

“Lepikhin (17-1, 9 KO) looked to be a stiff challenge in the first round, moving forward behind heavy punches and taking the round on two judges’ scorecards. After that, however, the fight became a thoroughly one-sided affair.”

Chilemba (24-2-2, 10 KO) put on a tremendous performance, moving side-to-side and turning the bigger Lepikhin to prevent him from getting off more than a dozen or so punches per round.

At times he seemed content to simply bank rounds, but trainer Buddy McGirt kept him fighting hard, and consequently kept Lepikhin from ever working his way back into the fight.

“You can rest tomorrow,” McGirt told him, and Chilemba took his words to heart, gaining confidence and walking the Russian down more and more with each passing round.

It wasn’t a thrilling contest, but an entertaining boxing clinic from the veteran Chilemba, who could very well get a step up in competition after this effortless victory.

In the main bout Sergey Kovalev defeated favourite Jean Pascal in round 8 by TKO.

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66 thoughts on “Malawi ‘golden boy’ Chilemba beat undefeated Russian boxer”

  1. fishanie matthieuz mhango says:

    chilemba ndi dhiluu

  2. Fraka says:

    It’s gud 2 hear such amazng story lyk thz rathr than 2 hear about cashgate. Big up superboy 4 risng up our flag!

  3. eddings says:

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    Keep on shinning African Malawi son Chilembo.
    We love you

  4. Stanley says:

    Proud of you keep it up.

  5. prescott Tambuli says:

    Carry-on Golden Boy,

    We are proud of you

  6. che Mbela says:

    At least he gives us something to be proud about. Kwende nayo ambudye yambonembone pe

  7. harrinya says:

    Commentpamene chilemba amawina bullets inali ikutikitidwa hevy…kikikiki

  8. Njolinjo says:

    Comment # 2, do you mean our football players cease to be Malawians when we have a foreign coach? Nonsense!

  9. chapotoka says:

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    Afanawa amaswa zantchito guys

  10. Mudzi says:

    Hes not Malawian …he’s been trained by another country and he’s not even proud to belong to this corrupt cash gate country

  11. Makala says:

    Pitilizani amwene your gud for punches,look forward

  12. Totolitotoli says:

    Chirombo cha m’mudzi no wonder Bingu was afraid to meet you.

  13. Wekha pa mtundu wakwe says:

    I lyk this malawian

  14. Nyapapi says:

    Osati za Bullets ku Sudan!

  15. proud parent says:

    Did TV Malawi beam this fight?

  16. GEZZA says:

    Sports yanji Goal yokhala ku nkhope kwa munthu??? Ayi congrants Chilemba!

  17. k.kamanga says:

    Well done man,keep it up there is more to come for you

  18. chefourpence says:

    well done Chilemba!

  19. che bint says:

    pa zabwino ndi mmalawi pa zoipa si mmalawi.bwanji simunadandaule ndi ananyongedwa ku india uja bwanji.si munamukana poyelayela ngati kuti analibe malawi passport! Shame on u malawians.ine ndikuti chilemba si mmalawi koma amafukulidwa chifukwa cha ntchito yabwinoyo.he holds r.s.a passport az well

  20. wachake says:

    Congrants…next tym tizamenya ndi ine

  21. Wamakala says:

    Excellent one…. the Chilemba guy fights with massive energy as if he has Sub-tanks on board…!!! Congrats…

  22. Chatty Man says:

    It was nice to watch you winning. Nxt time take Amir Khan!

  23. Timothy Chimwenje says:

    Zabwino zonse Man, we are very very proud of you. That success is making us, Malawians proud!

  24. inenso i was here says:

    koma mudziko muno tilidi ndi ma journalist? mpila wa bullets ndichite kufufuza ma website a mayiko ena zoona?

    1. parasido says:

      how did end . please tell us

  25. Chief says:

    UBWERE KU MALAWI KUNO UDZAMUKUTUMULE pitala, ben phiri, kudonthoni, getuludi, mulindi mbuzi zose za diphiphi

  26. elias buleia says:

    chilemba you make all Malawian to be proud

  27. Owen says:

    Kumawanyetsa choncho anyani amenewa! adzatizolowelowera

  28. Chesomba says:

    Boy ! Congratulations. I dearly want you to come here home and punch 10 blows each to cash gaters, amakhoti kuno mmmm!!! sakutithandiza bwino bwino.

  29. Che Nkope says:

    You are the man. Keep on carrying and raising Malawi flag. Usabwere kuzakhala kuno. Kulibe chilichonse. Umphawi wokha baasi. kikikikikikik. Good job.

  30. KANDAWE says:

    MWANA WAKWATHU KUKASUNGU AMENEYU AMATHIDZIMULA

  31. kamangatrust says:

    U r fine

  32. Bertha says:

    My congrats to Mr boxer for putting our country known for being the poorest nation on earth on a different position on boxing l like you koma za citizenship zinatha bwanji are you malawian or south Africa sindinasizate my man.?

  33. osakwiya Phiri says:

    Bravo golden boy no matter what happens next your the man

  34. Mase says:

    nice…osati football yopasa manyaziyi

  35. prones says:

    we are proud of yu

  36. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Congratulations, Chilemba!
    Wanthidzimula mzungu!

  37. daud says:

    Boldon boy now u can fight with amirkhan

  38. Malawian says:

    Kip t up. Watichotsa manyazi.

  39. ngoni says:

    Nsanje enanu.

  40. Bob says:

    Good work

  41. Kokotowa says:

    At least some good news about Nyasaland

  42. Sorrow says:

    Bwera uzamenyane ndi Peter

  43. apao says:

    Chilemba akulemba history yake yabwino ija, putng Malawi on world map

  44. ted johnes says:

    go boy go,,,,,,,,show dem,,,,,congrants mwana wakwa2

  45. musolin says:

    You are doing fine buddy….lift the Malawi flag though we are rated number one as poorest nation in the world…

  46. musisipala says:

    Bravo Chillomoni boy. Malawi is proud of you

  47. Tengupenya says:

    Congrats golden boy

  48. bbsupporter says:

    Congrats

  49. Charles symon says:

    Congratulations chilemba,osamanyengelela anzunguwo ababade maningi.

  50. nhomilo says:

    nyc 1 mr chilemba..keep t up..

  51. Gologota wa pa Mtamba says:

    Kodi umavalako kenakake or kabudula nkumuyika ka lebel ka flag yathu kumeneko? All the same, Conglats

  52. Patriot says:

    Koma tikati a Ministry of sports tiyeni mutengepo mbali kumuthandiza mkuluyu, nde mumangojowajowa. Apa ndi mmalawi who will become soon mu american.
    Tiyeni tizithandiza anyamata athu.
    Wina ndi nyamata anakathamanga nawo pa moikisano wa njinga zakapalasa, Edward Nazombe. He came second africa yonseyino. Koma pathetic, Boma silinachitepo kanthu.
    Achinyamata athu akusowekera icon yabwino yoti azisatira osati zokalemba zopanda nzeru pa khoma linalake kwina kwake.
    No offense.

  53. The Shunamite Ministry says:

    We are proud of this young man here u r our pride. Thanks

  54. Jimmy juga says:

    Congratulation chilemba keep it up we are behind you gin

  55. True patriot says:

    Proud of you.Our true export.

  56. lol says:

    Ubwele udzatimenyere Peter Mutharika akuwonongq ndalama za boma kumalemba pa khoma la mundende.

  57. henry david says:

    Good one Goldenboy.

  58. abwele adzamenyane ndimasamba bwanji

  59. Zotsatira banda says:

    Nditha kumupatsa mbama ameneyooo ine chilembayo sangandimenyeeee

  60. Yankees says:

    Ameneyo,,,,,ndiye….chilemba..amene,,ndimamudziwa,,,ine.

  61. Geoma says:

    Continue putting Malawi on map gem, after all zinazi zumatikanika.

  62. Manyi manyi says:

    Way to go…golden Boy

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