Zimbabwe boxer punched in Malawi

Malawian boxers got the better of their Zimbabwean counterparts over the weekend in a non-title fight bouts staged at Robins Park in Blantyre.

Mwando and his sweetheart Agnes Mtimaukanena (middle)
Mwando and his sweetheart Agnes Mtimaukanena (middle)

Malawi based Zimbabwe boxer Brian Mwando, who is also married to a Malawian female boxer Agnes Mtimaukanena, lost to Charles Misanjo on points through unanimous decision in welterweight rematch.

But the Zimbabwean felt being hard done by the judges who scored in favour of his Malawian opponent.

He said the referee should have stopped the fight after the Malawi boxer was punched out of the ring as early as the second round but he was penalised for using an unorthodox fighting.

“It was a clean punch but referee saw it otherwise. He was supposed to give a count and we could and we could have won by TK (Technical knockout),” Mwando’s trainer Denver Wynee, said.

“This is unfair because they are playing with my boxer’s record. With this kind of officiation Malawi’s boxing standards will not improve. The judges were poor and referee was just too bad.”

Misanjo was over the moon with the moon saying it was revenge for his loss two years ago.

“I thanks my trainer and my fans for the support. If he is not satisfied he should ask for a rematch.

The bout was arranged by Go Pain No Gain Boxing Promotions with the support of Universal Industries Limited, Into Sports, Fargo Group of Companies, Steers Debenoirs, Power 101, Bowler Beverages Companies.

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chris john sakala
chris john sakala
6 years ago

Referee and Judges should be fair on such tough fights.Stop being corrupted

Geofrey Chizimba
Geofrey Chizimba
6 years ago

Well Misanjo

Nkasai
Nkasai
6 years ago

Indeed our judges and referees are giving false confidence to our boxers especially Misanjo.You robbed the Zimbabwean a clear TKO

livulezi khandu
livulezi khandu
6 years ago

Iam very suprised !!!! with the results , coz Brian Mwando is a better boxer than Misanjo in all aspects .I think its high time the Boxing Association intervenes in refereeing issues and the way judges score points in Boxing bouts.
i agree with sentiments by Mwandos, corner that this trend of favourtism in boxing its killing the sport in Malawi.

"NATIVE OF NOWHERE"
6 years ago

Serious medical check ups b4 and after the tournament. R these boxers insured?

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