There was drama in Lilongwe on Sunday as angry boxing fans bayed for Kenyan boxer, Kaminja Ramadhan’s blood.
The fans were angered that the Kenyan was knocked out by Malawian boxer, Mussa Ajibu, in 40 seconds in the first-round of the cruiserweight non-title bout at M1 Centre Point.
Within 40 seconds, Ramadhan was helpless on the floor after he received what looked like a harmless punch from Ajibu.
The Kenyan shook his head five times, an indication that he was not ready to continue with the fight.
Ramadhan looked unfit for boxing, but rather social football.
He could not cope with Ajibu’s aggression.
The fans showed their anger when they demanded his blood, claiming that he was not a real boxer.
He was whisked away from the ring by the police.
In his reaction, Ajibu apologised to the boxing fans, claiming that it was not his plan to knock-out the Kenyan in the first-round.
“I am really disappointed that he did not withstand the heat in the ring. But let me apologise to all my boxing fans,” said Ajibu, who has won 21 fights and lost thrice since turning professional in 2011.
Speaking through a translator after the bout, Ramadhan said he was disappointed to lose the bout.
“I lost to a good boxer. He caught me unawares with his powerful punch,” he said.
In the main supporting bout, Limbani Lano also knocked out Lewis Nkhata from Mzuzu in the sixth round.
Nkhata failed to beat the 10 seconds count as he sustained a deep cut closer to the right eye.
Glasasi Building and Civil Engineering Contractors sponsored the boxing contest to the tune of K1.5 million.
The stable’s Managing Director, Gladwel Yohane, promised to host more international bouts.
Malawi Boxing Association (Maba) sanctioned the bout as part of preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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