Malawi boxer Kayuni cries foul after losing to Ugandan in ABU title

Malawian boxer, Osgood Kayuni has cried foul after losing African Boxing Union (ABU) junior welterweight Championship title to Ugandan opponent, Solomon Bogoro in Lugogo on Saturday.

In a fight that took place at MTN Arena Lugogo, Uganda’s welterweight boxer Solomon Bogere proved too good for Kayuni who has since lamented to have been robbed the title.

Bogolo scored 118 points against Kayuni’s 110 in a 12-round fight, but the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) boxer felt he was duped after putting what he claimed to be best fight of his career.

In an interview matchmaker, Steve Mawenzi Msiska, who recommended Kayuni to Ugandan matchmaker, Abby Aru Mugayi who organized the fight, said Kayuni was leaving Uganda a frustrated man after being robbed the title, the sentiments echoed by some Ugandan media outlets.

Kayuni:  Frustrated

Kayuni: Frustrated

“He is a bitter soul. He put up a good fight, it was controversial but he feels he was robbed,” said Msiska.

And in interview with Ugandan, Kayuni complained: “I think judges were not fair at all. The funny thing is that in boxing, there is no home and away; once you lose, it is a done deal but I will not give up.”

The online media also disclosed that some fans who patronized the fight also got concerned with the judgment claiming that Kayuni did better than Bogere, and was robbed the title.

Kayuni 26, in company of his fellow boxer, Chimwemwe Chiotcha left for Uganda without the blessings of Malawi Boxing Association (Maba) and his employers.

He has won 22 fights and lost thrice and drawn twice while Bogere has 11 wins including 10 knockouts, one loss and two draws.

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