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Felix Mwamaso wins bout

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Yahaya Mwayipopa lost to Felix Mwamaso in an eight-round non-title middleweight fight which took place in Mzuzu on Sunday.

Boxing enthusiasts from the Northern Region city and surrounding areas thronged Obrigado Leisure Park where they were treated to a fight which was characterised by powerful punches from both fighters.

Many fans did not give Mwayipopa a chance to last beyond five rounds but he soldiered on against the highly-rated opponent.

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Eventually, three judges scored 79-74, 79-75 and 80-75 in Mwamaso’s favour.

After the bout, Mwamaso saluted his opponent for lasting the distance.

“The guy is strong. I thought I would knock him out by the fifth round. But he has given me nice preparations for my forthcoming bout in Lilongwe,” Mwamaso said.

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Mwayipopa described Mwamaso as one of the top boxers in the country.

“He has won many belts and competed in many international bouts but I withstood the heat in all rounds and, next time, I will defeat him,” Mwayipopa said.

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