Light middleweight boxer Mwawi Kamanga was rushed to St John’s Hospital in Malawi’s northern city of Mzuzu to be treated for excessive bleeding following cuts he sustained during a non-title fight against Felix Mwamaso.
Kamanga, who faced Mwamaso in a semi-professional six-round bout, sustained a deep cut on the lower lip after receiving a combination of powerful jabs that sent him to the ground for the third time in the third round.
This forced umpire Stanley Banda to stop the bout.
Kamanga struggled to wake up due to the impact of the blows and blood started coming out of his nose and lower lip.
“Kamanga is still an amateur. He needs to improve on his footwork, guarding and repositioning,” Mwamaso, who knocked out welterweight champion Kenneth Chinthenga in the third round last month told The Nation.
“I wanted to finish him off in the first round, but for the sake of my fans, I deliberately allowed him to reach third round,” he added.
In supporting bouts, Laston Kaira won against Martin Makunganya, Amos Nkhata beat Charles Chiphaka whereas Ernest Msoliza and Laston Kaira settled for a draw.
Northern Region Boximg Committee chairperson Stewart Moyo said the fight was organised to raise funds for the purchase of gloves.