Wilson Masamba outpointed visiting Zimbabwean boxer Richard Muluri on Sunday at M1 Centre Point in Lilongwe.
All the three judges gave the fight to Masamba after round eight.
Masamba was good both on his feet and with measurement of his jabs and hooks as he never let emotions take control unlike in the past.
He felled his opponent in the second round with some great combination of hooks, much to the delight of the fans.
However, the Zimbabwean was not a push over only that Masamba was better. Muliri tried to turn the tables in round three but Masamba was evasive and danced around the ring out of the reach.
The Zimbabwean was knocked out again in round four but managed to beat the count.
The fact that the fight went to round eight was sheer endurance on the part of the Zimbabwean.
“It is unfortunate that I did not finish him in round four like I had wanted, but I am glad to have won and that my record is on the positive side on Boxrec now,” said Masamba who was fighting his 39th bout.
He has 28 wins and 11 losses. His opponent has 20 fights, losing 11 and winning nine.
In an interview after the fight, Muliri acknowledged being outboxed.
Masamba’s manager Gladwell Yohane was ecstatic about the win.
“We watched a very different Masamba. He was so professional and demonstrated such discipline. I enjoyed the fight. We will rearrange another international fight in June,” said Yohane.
In other fights, Zimbabwean Tinashe Mwadziwana beat Jobson Adams in a bantamweight non-title contest while Chimwemwe Chiotcha beat Jack Juma.
Malawi Boxing Association (Maba) president Justice Katika expressed satisfaction with the level of competition and attendance. n