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Salimu Chazama dares Osgood Kayuni

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Local lightweight champion, Salimu Chazama, ha s challenged national junior welterweight champion, Osgood Kayuni.

The boxers are expected to fight in an eight-round non-title contest in Lilongwe on December 26, 2015.

Chazama is set to increase his weight by three kilogrammes to make the fight possible as the two boxers belong to different weight categories.

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Organiser, New Dawn Boxing Promotions managing director, Mike Chimaliza, said Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board (MPBCB) rejected the stables’ bill to stage a junior welterweight title contest involving the two pugilists.

“According to the rules, a boxer cannot win two titles under one organisation. In this case, the organisation is Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board. If it is a different organisation, a boxer can move from one division to the other and hold different belts,” he said.

The board’s president, Lonzoe Zimba, while confirming the arrangement, said a boxer can only fight in more than two weight divisions under the same organisation if it is a non-title bout.

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“This is the reason we have allowed the stable to stage a non-title fight,” he said.

Chazama confirmed to have challenged Kayuni to cement his credentials as the best boxer in the country.

“I also have a problem with Osgood. It appears that every time I am fighting, he is always at the other corner working alongside my opponent. I end up beating the boxers he supports,” he said.

Chazama, 22, has fought 21 times winning 19 fights, drawing once and losing twice. Kayuni, 28, has fought 30 times, won 24 fights, lost five times and drawn once.

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