Boxing legend Masamba dies as house gutted with fire

One of the renowned boxing legends, 45 year old John Masamba has died after he got burnt by fire which gutted his house on Tuesday, police have confirmed.

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

Masamba of Andisani Village,Traditional Authority Kuntaja in Blantyre  had his grass thatched house caught fire early hours of Tuesday May 29 2018.

He was related to Malawi Defence Force (MDF) based Wilson Shasha Masamba.
“At around 01:20 hours of Tuesday, people around the location woke up after being alarmed by the incessant burning fire from the deceased’s house,” explained Augustus Nkhwazi Blantyre Police Publicist.
“People tried to put of the fierce fire inorder to rescue the occupant only to find him severely burnt.”
Masamba was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital for treatment where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Dead body is being kept at the Central Hospital mortury pending Postmortem.
The deceased was staying alone in his house and the cause of the fire is yet to be established as police are currently following up the matter.

Masamba was one of the boxers who took boxing as a career and made his debut on 1stJanuary 2006 at Sun Village Hotel in Liwonde against Philemon Nkhakamira Banda where he lost through a technical knockout.

Since then, he fought ten bouts in which he lost eight, won one and drew one. At the time of his death, John Masamba was a boxing coach in which he drilled well known boxers like his brothers Wilson, Limbani and Aubrey Masamba, and Israel Kam’mwamba who are presently at their best, representing Malawi at international bouts.

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This is sad… but a Legend……. 10 bouts, 8 losses, 1 draw, 1 win? It speaks volumes of how pathetic our standards are. Legend…. I coudnt help but laugh..

Watematema Mutu

Akulu akulu this is pathetic. Some vultures in the boxing industry were making money on this young man without explorig his welfare. How come he was still staying in a grass thatched house. The same applies to other sports legends!!!. Please dont allow to be exlopited!!!!!!


You need to understand that in sports, age has a different formula. Check ages of Flames players at the ongoing Cosafa tourney is RSA. You will not believe. Somebody who was 27 years old four years ago he is now 24. Strange things happening. But on grass thatched house, let us be honest, our sportsmen get peanuts although sometimes they want to live big. Ndi anthu olira heavy koma amafuna moyo wa celebrity. Nonsense

Cognitive DIssonance Theory
Cognitive DIssonance Theory

how do you define a legend?

Na phiri

Sad that after participating in boxing in maliawi, h was stilll living in a grass thatched house. RIPP


Born in 1981 and he died at age of 45? Maths not adding up!!


this is very sad at different levels. but one born in 1981 can not be 45 years…or…


So u say he was born in 1981 and he has died at 45. Anyway RIP masamba


Heroes acre. Mpaka nyumba ya maudzu yogona legend? Koma pa Malawi. What is wrong with this country? Mumvatu kuti agula casket, zi ndalama ziperekedwa pamene munthu amabvutika ali moyo.


Very sad. May his soul rest in peace

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