Malawi’s ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba loses fight of his life

Malawi’s boxer Isaac Chilemba lost the most important fight of his life on points to a Canadian boxer Averez.

Golden Boy Chilemba loses fight

Golden Boy Chilemba loses fight

Averez outpointed Isaac Chilemba via scores of 114-114, 118-110 and 115-113 on Saturday in the co-feature on Showtime at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Canada.

With the win, Alvarez (19-0, 10 KOs) became the No. 1 contender to the WBC light heavyweight title held by countryman Adonis Stevenson.

The Malawi boxer based in South Africa was just a fight away from securing a significant world title in the WBC in the light-heavyweight category.

Chilemba had one judge scoring a draw but the other judges had it the Canadian’s way.

The Malawian was not convinced with the decision saying he was favoured by  home fans.

“I thought I did enough to win it,” said an emotional Chilemba. “But it is what it is. I guess you can call it a hometown decision.”

The only judge who had it even, however, was the one from Canada.

“I knew I had to finish the later rounds strong, but I believe I did enough to win the fight,” the Canadian boxer said.

“I’m ready to accept the challenge. To be the world champion, you have to beat the champion. So that’s what I aim to do.”

It was a close fight with many tough rounds to score, but judges clearly favoured Alvarez’s cleaner, harder shots. The 31-year-old controlled the early rounds with his pressure, but Chilemba (24-3-2, 10 KOs) responded over the middle frames. The awkward South African was able to befuddle Alvarez with angles and was effective in the middle of the ring.

The fight was decided by Round 12, though, and Alvarez won the frame on all three cards. If Chilemba had won the final round, it would have been declared a draw.

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Whether he z Malawian or South African, the fact is, this boy amatha and he is Hefty rich, enanu mudzikalima kumudzi.


i can not understand how a normal and sane person can go punching the other for no reason!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in the name of a game, unless you are mad………. period !!!!!!!!!!


Koma Chilemba ngati ukuluza kwa muzungu ndiye kwa munthu ungawine?


When I read the headline, “Chilemba loses fight of his life,” I thought you were telling me/us that Chilemba died/passed away/passed on.


that’s why idi amin stated that the best way to win a fight is just knocking down your opponent,period.


east west you are still our hero. Umaziwa home town ndiyovuta. You are our champ

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Granted! Chilemba is a good boxer. But sometimes it nonplusses me when a society craving for supremacy fails to accept the truth. Chilemba is not 100% Malawi, he is born to Malawian father and South African mother. And I jubilate with some reservations at his standing as Malawi flag carrier. The same holds true with Barack Obama. When he won the US presidency, there was euphoria in Africa that a black person has become the US president. But truth be told Obama is genetically black and white. He was born to an African father and to a white mother. He… Read more »

I told u to win tko’s, za ma points adzingokubelani basi achimwene.


Don’t worry Chilemba. Its just a lesson learnt. Pick up and move ahead. Work hard and work smart. Better days ahead. Malawi loves you


Proud of you!

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