Malawi Defence Force (MDF) boxer Osgood Kayuni did the nation proud on Sunday when he beat Tanzanian Moses Mwalwanda on points decision after eight rounds of gruelling toe to toe fight at M1 Centre Point in Lilongwe.
It was a relief for the huge patriotic crowd that came to watch the international bout when the judges gave the fight to Kayuni.
The boxer was more aggressive and dominated almost all the eight rounds, landing some body punches on his opponent, but Mwalwanda was no pushover as he held his own.
On some occasions, the visitor surprised Kayuni with some strong punches. Mwalwanda admitted the fight was tough.
“He boxed well, but now that I know the way he fights, next time it will be my turn. I will work hard after this and I will demand a rematch,”
Kayuni, who camped for a month in Blantyre and Zomba, was a happy man after the fight.
“My only regret is that I did not knock him out. But I am happy to have won and made the fans happy. I am looking forward to more international fights. I had good preparations and I had no excuse to lose today. I am happy for my fans and I am happy for myself too,” he said
Kayuni has since challenged promoters to arrange more international fights for him.
“People thought I am past my prime, but I can assure you I am still good and the best is yet to come from me. I am now looking forward to more title fights,” challenged Kayuni.
In other acts, Shafies Ajibu was knocked out by Lameck Nkangama in round two, Kudakweshe Nkhakamira Banda also had it easy after knocking out Roy Myuda in round three.
Brian Mwando from Blantyre beat Mussa Mkwanda from Mchinji also through knockout.
Lilongwe-based boxer Ruth Chisale continued her bright record beating Lucy Phiri through a round two knockout.