Mwamaso defeats Zimbabwe boxer Mwando: Uncle Pansi pa Bedi bids farewell

After losing to Malawian boxer Alick Mwenda in highly controversial circumstances a few months ago, Zimbabwean boxer Brian Mwando must have had little to complain about yesterday (October 20, 2013) when he lost to another local boxer Felix Mwamaso in an eight-round non-title international professional bout staged at Lilongwe Community Centre.

The Zimbabwean boxer, playing before his locally based fiancée Agness Mtimaukanena lost on a unanimous points’ decision to the Malawian, attracting taunts from some local fans, who asked him to also surrender Mtimaukanena, a top female boxer to Mwamaso.

Going onto the ring, Mwando had control of the early rounds but lost his grip midway through the contest, when he let his colleague land heavy punches on his face.

In round six, referee Cassim Makwinja had to stop the bout for close to five minutes to allow the Zimbabwean seek first aid attention as he profusely bled from his nose.

Mwamaso celebrates after the verdict, Pic Leonard Sharra
Mwamaso celebrates after the verdict, Pic Leonard Sharra

By the final bell, it was clear amongst Mwamaso’s followers that the Malawian had carried the day.

“I struggled a bit in the early rounds because I was studying him and when I knew his tricks, I started my business,” said Mwamaso in an interview with Nyasa Times after the bout.

Talking of his next plans, Mwamaso said he was after a belt for a local boxer he did not name.

“Some local boxers are just keeping national belts as their personal properties and I am after one of those belts,” he declared.

Mwando, speaking in the company of his girlfriend refused to accept defeat, saying he was not surprised that local judges had ruled in favour of the Malawian boxer. His fiancée refused to make any comment on the bout.

Curtain-raising the bout, which was sponsored by Fast Sports Boxing Promotions, Robert Kachiza defeated Aklas Mchombo on points with Phillemon ‘Nkhakamila’ Banda forcing Peter ‘Perpetual’ Mkandawire, also known as Uncle Pansi pa Bedi to retirement in the last round of a six-round non-title professional bout.

After the bout, Mkandawire picked the microphone to officially announce his retirement from boxing. He said will now concentrate on coaching to groom the upcoming youngsters.

Mwando goes down in the last round
Mwando goes down in the last round
Awaiting verdict, Mwando and his girlfriend Agnes Mtimaukanena (middle), Pic Leonard Sharra
Awaiting verdict, Mwando and his girlfriend Agnes Mtimaukanena (middle), Pic Leonard Sharra

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