Wilson Masamba has been chopped from the list of boxers that will slug it out during professional boxing title bouts scheduled for December 18 at Robin’s Park in Blantyre following his knockout defeat in Namibia last weekend.
This is because professional boxing rules stipulate that a boxer cannot have any bout for three months after losing a match through knockout.
Initially, Masamba was expected to fight for featherweight belt against Raston Kayira. But according to No Pain No Gain Boxing Promotions chief executive officer Craig Rousseau, his chance has gone up in smoke after he was knocked out within 47 seconds by Namibian Jeremiah Nakathila in Windhoek on Saturday
Masamba lost in Namibia alongside five compatriots Chikondi Makawa, Moses Mahilasi, Alick Gogodo, Tinkhani Kamanga and Robert Kachiza, who also suffered knockout defeats. All the boxers went to Namibia courtesy of No Pain No Gain and Zimbabwe’s Delta Force Boxing Academy.
Masamba has since been replaced by fellow MDF boxer Crispin Moliati for the December 18 Iron Fist Knockout Boxing Extravaganza. Wilson’s younger brother Limbani will headline the extravaganza as he will face Ernest Msoliza in super welterweight title bout.
“Performance of our boxers in Namibia has disturbed me badly. But I am no quitter; the extravaganza will still go on with other boxers,” Rousseau said.n