Tanzanian boxer Allan Kamote’s bid to get a knockout win over Osgood Kayuni crumbled as he was beaten on points in an eight-round international non-title rematch at the Motel Paradise on Boxing Day.
Kayuni won the bout on unanimous decision and just like the previous meeting, Kamote claimed he was robbed of victory by the judges.
Judges Elson Mankhomwa scored 79-75, Leonard Metazama 75- 71 and John Masamba 79-75, all in favour of Kayuni.
Kamote was not amused by the decisions and publicly demanded for a rematch.
“The judges’ scoring here is so questionable. I had a great match. How could they all score against me? I want a rematch with neutral judges, not Malawians. The fight was so tough and that is why I failed a knockout. Kayuni was prepared, but I did well and deserved a draw, at minimum,” said Kamote.
Kayuni laughed off the allegations that he was favoured by the judges.
“He should just accept that I am better than him. I will not fight him again unless if it is a title fight. It is good to win a bout towards the end of the year as it will help me start the New Year on a high note,” said Kayuni.
During the fight, the two boxers were on each other’s neck in the first three rounds, but Kayuni started dominating in the fourth round as Kamote started showing signs of fatigue as he missed many punches.
In the curtain-raising fight, Harrison Mkoka beat Tanzanian Baghaja Mwambene on points.
The organisers of the bout, Limbe Boxing Club, said they were impressed with the turnout and the performance of the boxers.
“We thank the fans for giving us support as well as the boxers for giving out a top performance,” said the club’s managing director Stone Mwamadi.