Wilson Masamba, Osgood Kayuni in mind games


Sworn-rivals Osgood Kayuni and Wilson Masamba have engaged in a mind battle ahead of their lightweight eight-round non-title contest set for September 24.

The Malawi Defence Force boxing pair has ironically left their Kamuzu Barracks base to camp in the Southern Region.

Masamba has been playing hide-and-seek on his particular camping base, saying that it was part of his game plan in his quest to stop Kayuni for the first time.


“It is difficult to catch up with me. At times I am training in Nsanje and at times Chikwawa. I will also go to Neno and Mwanza. I am moving a lot because I don’t want to be tracked or monitored by my opponent,” said the former featherweight champion.

Masamba, 31, has 34 fights six defeats, two draws and 26 wins including 11 knockouts.

“I know this is my time, there is no way I can lose for the third time against the same opponent,” he said.


Kayuni did not hide his camping base, saying he had to switch from Lilongwe to Blantyre to concentrate and finalise his training.

“He is a good friend of my so I am here in Blantyre to prepare thoroughly so that I should give him a proper beating,” said Kayuni, 29, who has lost six fights, drawn thrice and won 23.

Mulanje Last Boxing Promo t ions Managing Director, Mike Chitenje, sourced funding from Chombe Foods Limited to promote the fight.

This will be the third meeting of the two having met twice in 2012 when Kayuni won both fights, the first on unanimous decision and second on technical knockout in the fifth round.

The first fight was promoted by Besao Boxing Promotions with Mulanje Last Boxing Promotions arranging the second.

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