Limbani ‘Lion’ Masamba underlined his supremacy when he defeated Kudakwache Banda through a technical knock-out (TKO) to be crowned National Super Welterweight champion at M1 Centerpoint in Lilongwe on Boxing Day.
Heading into the fight, Kudakwache was hoping for a revenge having lost to Masamba in September this year.
But Kudakwache struggled to match his opponent’s aggression. Masamba dominated the fight, sending Kudakwache to the canvas twice, before knocking him out in the seventh round.
In the sixth round, Kudakwache, who has lost two consecutive fights against Masamba, gave his fans false hopes when he unleashed good punches.
After the bout, Kudakwache conceded defeat, but vowed to seek a rematch.
“It was one of the toughest bouts in my career. He had good training in Zimbabwe and Namibia, but one day I will revenge the defeat,” said Kudakwache, whose record is 12 wins and two losses.
Masamba, whose record is 16 wins and five defeats, said the victory was an indication that he was one of the best boxers in the country.
“I knew that I would knock him out. He is too young for me,” Masamba said.
Ngwenyama Boxing Promotion organised the bout.
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