It was mission accomplished declared Malawi’s junior welterweight champion Osgood Kayuni when he won a knocked out Zimbabwean Takudzwa Kuchocha in the third round of the 10-round non-title bout t at Motel Paradise in the commercial city of Blantyre last Sunday.
“I am so happy that I knocked him out without delay,” Kayuni, 26 well known as ‘The Punisher’ told Nyasa Times.
“I had 10 rounds to break him down and I needed three. I’m happy with the win,” Kayuni added.
Kayuni showered the Zimbabwean with power packed blows on his face from the start of the fight and in the third round, The Punisher hit on the right shoulder of Kuchocha.
The Zimbabwean was floored but referee Salome Manyau was not seen or heard counting up to ten as it is required. He held Kayuni’s hand up, declaring him the winner by Technical Knock-Out (TKO) while Zimbabwean was being attended by his doctor.
Kuchocha’s promoter Issah Phiri refused to accept defeat, saying his boxer was willing to continue with fight.
“This is a stolen victory. Kayuni will face justice in Zimbabwe ring when he comes for a return match in December,” he said.
The referee said soon after Kuchocha was floored his promoter jumped into the ring, pointing out that the rules of boxing does not allow promoters to storm the ring.
Kayuni’s promoter Ephraim Khondowe of Power House Boxing Promotion (PHBP) said they are going to repeat victory in Zimbabwe.
“Kayuni will keep this winning streak. We will go to Zimbabwe to win again,” Kondowe said.
The bout was promoted by Mulanje Last Boxing Promotion and sponsors included Nangaunozge Building Contractors of MP Shaba, Chombe Tea, Chiphwanya and Danning Chambers, Proto Feeds, SRZ Building Contractors, and Mawenzi Freight Handlers.
Kuchocha had beaten Malawi’s welterweight boxer Kenneth Chinthenga and Wellington Balakasi before facing Kayuni.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :