Chrispin Moliati’s recent supremacy over Wilson Masamba came to an end on Saturday at Los Angels Club in Area 24, Lilongwe.
Masamba won the eight round non-title welterweight bout on points.
Judge Amidu Chunga scored 74-71 whereas Fred Njoloma and Jobson Adams scored 87-75 and 78-69 respectively.
Masamba received K100 000 (about $256) whereas Moliati got K80 000 (about $205) from Ngwenyama Boxing Promotions.
Masamba, who played second fiddle to Moliati in three consecutive fights, was on cloud nine after the bout.
“His [Moliati] time is now over. He should know that I am back to where I belong,” said Masamba.
He thanked his fans for sticking with him when the times were bad.
His counterpart Moliati, who asked for a rematch, blamed judges for the loss.
“I dominated the fight, but the judges robbed me of victory. I did not want to knock him out so that people could enjoy the fight. But following what the judges have done, I will not spare him next time,” he said.
It was a double loss for Moliati’s trainer, retired Lieutenant Colonel Jalare, following Happiness Nkhoma’s loss to Agnes Mtimaukanena last Saturday in a WBF title fight.
Helman Msowoya of Ngwenyama Promotions said he was satisfied with the fight and the turn-up of fans.