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Osgood Kayuni punished

MIXED EMOTIONS—Kayuni (right) with a swollen eye as Gwayani celebrates (left)

Pugilist Byson ‘Fuso Fighter’ Gwayani proved his credentials when he knocked out Osgood ‘The Punisher’ Kayuni in round-five of the scheduled eight rounds during a non title bout at M1 Centre Point in Lilongwe on Sunday.

There was no serious business in the first two rounds as the two boxers were sizing each other up.

But real business started in round three, with Gwayani dominating the contest as he released a flurry of punches.

However, as an experienced boxer, Kayuni displayed courage and resilience using his guard to protect his face from getting hit with powerful punches from Gwayani.

The inevitable happened in round five when Gwayani opened Kayuni’s guard before unleashing a powerful left punch that left the Malawi Defence force boxer with a deep cut on the right side of the eye.

The bled heavily, forcing referee Andy Muyaya to end the bout to declare Gwayani the winner.

It was game over as the Punisher got punished on the night.

Gwayani was on cloud nine after defeating Kayuni.

“It was like a derby because we grew up in the same neighbourhood. I knew Kayuni is an experienced boxer so I executed my plan well. It feels great to beat him,” he said.

However, Kayuni claimed he was head-butted.

“It was a tough fight but I lost because I was head-butted. Anyway, it happens but I will be back stronger,” he said.

Following the win, Gwayani has taken his tally to 12 victories and six losses whereas Kayuni has lost nine bouts, 16 wins and three draws.

In the main supporting bout, Grey Chikwapulo defeated Yohane Banda on unanimous decision.

Ngwenyama Boxing Promotions’ Patrick Ngwenyama was satisfied with the huge turnout of fans.

“I hope everyone was satisfied with the boxing contest. The best boxer on the night won. We thank all the fans for supporting us,” he said.

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