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Malawian boxers’ struggle in Namibia continue

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Malawi boxers’ nightmare in Namibia continued with contrasting results when local lightweight champion, Salimu Chazama, lost on split points’ decision, whereas number one contender in the division, Chrispin Moliyati, drew.

Over the weekend, Chazama lost to Namibian Martin Haikali in a 10-round contest. Judges scored the fight 94-96, 95-96 and 94-97 in favour of the Namibian.

In a six-round contest, Moliyati drew against Samuel Kapapu of Namibia, whereas Ernest Msoliza also from Malawi lost to Kangundue in welterweight division on unanimous decision.

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Moliyati, commenting after the fights, said the results were not a true reflection of the contest.

“We will try to get a DVD for the nation to see. We all fought well, but they robbed us victory. At the rate we are going, I don’t think it we can win in Namibia,” he said.

Since last year, local boxers have performed poorly in Namibia amid concerns of biased officiation.

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Malawi-based Zimbabwean boxer, Brian Mwando, got the first beating when he failed to last two rounds as he was knocked out.

Wilson Masamba and his brothers, Aubrey and Limbani, also lost in Namibia. Charles Misanjo and Felix Mwamaso complete the list of Malawians who have lost in Namibia.

New Dawn Boxing Promotions, with its international partners, arranged the international trip.

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