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Destroyer Salimu Chazama punishes Osgood Kayuni

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Salimu ‘The Destroyer’ Chazama started 2017 on a high after defeating fellow soldier, Osgood ‘The Punisher’ Kayuni, on a unanimous points’ decision in Lilongwe on Sunday.

Following the victory at M1 Centre Point, Chazama was crowned as National Junior Welterweight champion.

After 12 rounds, Chazama was declared the winner as all the judges scored in favour of him.

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It was almost a balanced affair from the first round to the seventh, but Chazama upped his tempo in the last four rounds.

Chazama was the dominant force in the ring as he unleashed a flurry of punches.

Simply, most of Chazama’s punches were on target.

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As usual, Chazama was too aggressive and aimed for a knock-out, but Kayuni was equal to the task.

However, Kayuni was not a walk, over as he also showed that he is one of the best boxers in the country.

Kayuni was good at his usual style of hit-and-duck, but he lacked a killer punch.

In a post-bout interview, Chazama admitted that Kayuni was a tough customer in the ring.

“I was looking for a knock-out but he was also good. I am happy that I have started the year with a victory, and I promise more good things this year,” said Chazama, who boasts of 23 victories in 30 bouts.

Kayuni, who has won 26 fights, lost six and drawn four times, refused to speak to the media.

However, there was drama as organiser,Meka Boxing Promotions, handed over a provisional belt to Chazama, claiming that the original belt will be handed later to the champion.

Meka Boxing Promotions’ Managing Director, Gomezgani Mwandira, promised to organise more bouts.

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