Malawi Defence Force (MDF) boxer Chimwemwe Chiotcha says he wants a rematch against Liwonde-based boxer Chikondi Makawa who ‘humiliated’ him on Sunday at M1 Centre Point in Lilongwe.
The lost was the first for Chiotcha against a local boxer in his career spanning two decades.
Chiotcha said in an interview on Tuesday in Lilongwe the outcome was not a true reflection of the fight, claiming he was robbed of victory.
“He did not deserve to win. It was a conspiracy by the judges to rob me of victory. I want a rematch by October. He has dented my record and I want to put things right. On several occasions, he accused me of hitting him below the belt and the judges deducted,” he said.
Chiotcha said he is negotiating with potential promoters to sponsor the bout.
But Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board (MPBCB) treasurer Elton Ndochime Mapira dismissed Chiotcha’s assertions, saying Makawa deserved to win because he was a better boxer on the day.
“The results of the judges were a true reflection of the fight. There was nothing like bias towards Chikondi Makawa,” he said.
In an interview from Liwonde, Makawa said he is ready for Chiotcha’s challenge.
“I am ready for him and I can promise boxing fans that I will win again. On Sunday, he tried to employ dirty tricks to frustrate me, but I was ready for that. I have watched him fight and I knew that he will try every trick in the book to win. I was very composed and I deserved to win. I accept his challenge for a rematch.
“I was supposed to have an international title fight last month but it failed. So, all my bottled-up anger was spilled on Chiotcha. He had no chance. I had trained for two months and was in a very god shape” said Makawa.