Tanzanian boxer Allan Kamote has predicted to knockout Osgood Kayuni in Wednesday’s eight-round international non-title rematch.
Kamote, who arrived in the country on Monday, said it is difficult to win on points in Malawi because of local judges’ bias.
The Tanzanian lost their first fight on points, but fans protested his loss as he had an upper hand.
“I was disappointed with that split decision loss to Kayuni. I did well to win it on a unanimous decision. So, I have now come with a new plan, and that is knockout.
“Kayuni is a good boxer with a good record, but I believe it is time for him to be punished. Please let the judges not spare him this time around,” said Kamote.
Kayuni said he is looking forward to his first fight since he completing military training.
“Boxing fans have had chances to watch the likes of Wilson Masamba, Chimwemwe Chiotcha and Alick Mwenda. Now, it is my turn. I have prepared for the fight. I want to give my fans something to remember 2012 for as it has been one of my best years.
“Kamote is a bitter person who failed to take the defeat with dignity, so I want to give him a clean beating to show that my victory was neither a fluke nor a favour from the referees,” said Kayuni.
Manager Olesugun Kapanga said Kayuni is in good shape and ready for the fight.
The organisers of the bout, Limbe Boxing Club, said boxing fans should brace for a wonderful treat.
“The preparations have gone on well and fans should expect a nice fight. We thank Shire Highlands Hotel for giving us accommodation for the Tanzanian contingent,” said the club’s managing director Stone Mwamadi.