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No Pain No Gain takes over Limbani Masamba, Osgood Kayuni rematch

No Pain No Gain Boxing Promotions has been given the right to sanction the junior welterweight rematch between belt holder Osgood Kayuni and challenger Limbani Masamba.

The 12-round contest is set for next month in Lilongwe at a venue to be announced.

Both the promoter and the boxers have confirmed the development, saying contracts would be penned this weekend.

The development comes as a relief to both Kayuni and Limbani who were in state of despair.

Kayuni would have lost the belt for failing to defend it within the stipulated three months while Limbani has been itching for a rematch after controversially losing the initial title fight.

No Pain No Gain Boxing Promotions managing director, Craig Rousseau, said they would promote the rematch to give Kayuni and Limbani equal platform.

“We felt it wise to give Kayuni a chance to defend his belt rather than losing it through boardroom decisions. Similarly, Limbani has been looking for a rematch after that loss which he described as controversial,” he said.

Rousseau said both boxers had agreed with the terms and they would sign contracts this weekend.

“The draft contracts were sent to them and they are happy with the terms,” he said.

Kayuni, 28, said he wanted to cement his reputation as the best boxer in this division.

“I know he is seething with anger but I will prepare to silence him for good,” he said.

Kayuni has fought 29 times, won 23 fights, lost five and drew once while Limbani, 24, has fought 15 fights, won 12 times and lost thrice.

Limbani said he would prepare to prove that he was robbed of victory in the first fight.

“I am looking forward to the fight and I really want the belt,” he said.

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