Pounded boxer Laston Kaira cries foul


Mzuzu-based boxer, Laston Kaira, has cried foul over his loss to Malani Kayuni during an eight round non-title bout at Obligado Leisure Centre in Mzuzu on Sunday.

Kaira dominated early rounds of the bout, but Kayuni came back strongly with accurate punches from the fourth round.

The pugilists exchanged heavy blows in the remaining four rounds, leaving Kayuni with a cut close to the left eye.


Eventually, four judges declared that Kayuni was the winner on points.

“You have all seen how I beat him and I am surprised how the judges came up with the results. Something must be wrong. If this is how they are going to be judging the bouts here, then we are killing boxing in the [Northern] region,” Kaira said.

Apart from challenging for a rematch, Kaira said he wants to meet Malawi Defence Force boxer, Wilson Masamba.


“I am done with the Masamba juniors, now I want the senior Masamba, Wilson,” he said.

Kayuni downplayed Kaira’s remarks, saying the cut was a result of a headbutt by his opponent.

“If he thinks the judges did him injustice, then why doesn’t he bring his parents to be judges? Kaira and other boxers should know that I am back for serious business,” Kayuni challenged.

Kayuni then told The Daily Times that he has now shifted to Mzuzu to regain his fitness.

“I discovered that there were too many of us [boxers] in Lilongwe and I had to shift to Mzuzu so that I can have time for my training without someone spying on me,” he added.

Ken One Boxing promotions organised the bout.

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