Malawian boxers, who lost to Namibian opponents, engaged each other in a fist fight at a party their hosts Sunshine Boxing Promotion organised for them at the weekend.
Heavyweight boxer Alick Gogodo, was at the centre of the fracas that involved his compatriots Robert Kachiza, Tinkhani Kamanga and Chikondi Makawa.
Gogodo, after taking one too many, got into a quarrel with Kachiza that eventually exploded into a fight.
When the other boxers Kamanga and Makawa tried to intervene, they were also confronted physically.
Gogodo’s manager Mike Chimaliza of New Dawn Boxing Promotion, confirmed the development and said the matter had been referred to Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board(MPBCB).
“There are really those reports about Gogodo’s behaviour which is very unfortunate,” he said.
MPBCB president Lonzoe Zimba said they had since called the boxers to a disciplinary hearing.
“We first got the report from Clive Musonda, the trainer who accompanied the six boxers,” Zimba said.
“Since the boxers are just back from the trip, we have summoned them tomorrow (today) for a hearing.”
Zimba could not specify the punishment Gogodo faces.
“I can’t pre-empt everything before the hearing,” Zimba said. “But if found in the wrong, they will face a disciplinary action.”
The six boxers went to Namibia courtesy of No Pain No Gain Boxing Promotions and Zimbabwe’s Delta Force Boxing Academy. They all lost their fights.
Masamba lost to Jeremiah Nakathila in a four-round junior lightweight fight while Makawa and Mahilasi were beaten by Walter Kautondokwa and Paulinus Paulus in eight-round and four-round middleweight bouts, respectively.
Kamanga lost in his debut international fight against Simon Johannes in a bantamweight six-rounder.
Gogodo and Kachiza lost to Wilberforce Shihepo and Abimelek Shindjuu in eight-round light-heavyweight and six-round junior bantamweight fights in that order. n