Alick Mwenda dropped from Namibia bout
Malawi Defence Force (MDF) boxer, Alick Mwenda, has been dropped from a proposed fight in Namibia following his failure to reclaim the national middleweight belt.
Mwenda lost on split points’ decision to champion, Felix Mwamaso, during a title fight last weekend at Lilongwe Community Centre. New Dawn Boxing Promotions (NDBP) hosted the bout.
Two judges gave the title fight to Mwamaso after scoring 117-111 while the third judge gave it to Mwenda 111-113.
Mwenda, 28, saw his record dropping to seven defeats and 15 wins in 22 fights while Mwamaso, 23, improved to 14 wins and three defeats in 17 fights.
This is the second time Mwenda has missed a chance to fight in Namibia having also failed to travel there in September.
Ironically, after failing to get a clearance from his employers, MDF, Mwenda was replaced by Mwamaso, who eventually lost on points in Namibia.
NDBP managing director, Mike Chimaliza, said they cannot bend an agreement to send Mwenda to Namibia.
“After the fight, we had a chat and I told him that we can’t risk taking him to Namibia. He understood me. Apparently, he seems to be engaged in another mission at his work place,” he said.
Chimaliza said he had already communicated to Zimbabwean trainer-cum-matchmaker, Clyde Msonda, to find Mwenda’s replacement.
Mwenda Thursday said he would have loved to travel to Namibia.
“Split decision is an indication that the fight was close and could have gone either way,” he said.
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