Malawi Defence Force (MDF) boxer Wilson Masamba lost a 12-round IBF Africa lightweight bout against Namibian Albinus Felesianu on points at J&P Complex in Ondangwa, Windhoek on Wednesday.
His compatriots Charles Misanjo, Felix Mwamaso and Aubrey Masamba also went down in similar fashion to former Australian middleweight champion Johannes Mwetupunga and Lukas Ndafoluma respectively, in non-title fights.
However, Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board (MPBCB) president Lonzoe Zimba told The Nation on Thursday that reports from local officials in Namibia indicate that there was bias on the part of umpires and judges, all of which were said to be from the host country.
“Information we have obtained from the ground shows that the officiating panel was biased towards Namibian boxers, especially, during Masamba’s title bout. We hear he was supposed to be declared a clear winner but it was decided otherwise,” Zimba said.
“We needed neutral judges in these matches but I do not know what happened for IBF to leave the responsibilities to Namibians. We will lodge a complaint to the IBF and the Namibian Boxing Control Board, but that will happen after we make thorough investigations.”