Malawi top female boxer Mtimaukanena, Zim fiancé lose bouts

There was tears of disgrace and remorse at Motel Paradise, Blantyre when Malawi’s top female boxer Agnes Mtimaukanena and her Zimbabwean fiance, Brian Mwando lost their respective bouts.

Mtimaukanena lost on points in six-round non-title bout to a Zimbabwe’s female opponent, Fortunate Chidzivo.

The ladies’ fight was the main curtain-raiser for the international middleweight non-title fight between Malawi’s Chimwemwe Chiotcha and Zimbabwean Brian Mwando.

It was a first defeat for Mtimaukanena who has fought five bouts and won four while Chidzivo had won all her 11 fights with four knockouts.

On Sunday, the Zimbabwe boxer proved too strong for Mtimaukanena-bound for international title fight in Dubai next month-as she dominated five of the six rounds with her strong jabs and immaculate body movement, outclassing the local boxer both in the ring and on judges’ score-sheets.

As if her defeat was not enough, Mtimaukanena got another embarrassing moment when she witnessed her fiancé, Mwando weighing 74kgs lost in a technical knockout to Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier, Chiotcha 72kgs in fourth round of the eight non-title middleweight bout, which was clean and fair for both fighters.

The impressive audience was left satisfied with the display of the two male boxers who put up a strict to rules fight.

Standing on the ring side with a face of shame and remorse, Mtimaukanena could not control herself but to let it out in tears as she witnessed every jab her man took before throwing in the towel in defeat, clearly it was a reckoning moment of double loss in her life.

And after the fight, she rushed into the ring to console her sweetheart. Chiotcha who has fought 14 fights and won 12 on knockouts and one on decision while Mwando has fought eight times losing two and won six.

In an interview, Mtimaukanena accepted the defeat, describing it as part of the game.

”That’s part of the game; you sometimes win and sometimes lose. I am not discouraged, I will work hard and win fights to come,” said Mtimaukanena, the brand ambassador for Pharmanova.

And Denver Wayne trainer for Mwando, Chidzivo and Mtimaukanena said he was not disappointed with the display of his two boxers.

Wayne said there will be a rematch between Chiotcha and Mwando.

”Given a chance there will be a rematch not because we are unsatisfied with the outcome but Mwando wants revenge. He is good fighter though he lost and I know next time he will win, I don’t doubt that,” Wayne said.

The fights were organized by Super Magic Boxing Promotions owned by Daudi Chikwanje who was impressed with the turnout and the fights as well.

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