Boxer Kamote to meet Malawian in non-title rematch

18May 2016
Japheth Kazenga
The Guardian
Boxer Kamote to meet Malawian in non-title rematch

TANZANIA’s professional Lightweight boxer, Allen Kamote, has disclosed he is keen on showcasing his prowess in a rematch with Salim Chazama of Malawi at the National Indoor Stadium in Dar es Salaam later this year.

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The two boxers met in a six-round international non-title Lightweight bout at the same venue on Saturday and the fight was declared a draw.

A handful of fans that turned out at the venue, though, looked to have been dissatisfied with the results as they felt the Malawian boxer deserved to emerge victorious.

Kamote said he has already been informed of the rematch by his manager, Ally Mwazoa, but the former noted the latter has yet to fix a date for the bout.

“I expect to take on compatriot, Amos Mwamakula, in Dar es Salaam on June 4 and I will start preparations for the bout tomorrow. It will serve as preparations for the rematch with Chazama,” Kamote said.

“I will believe the preparations for the rematch will help me excel.”Kamote said the previous bout against Chazama was tough, given he did not have better preparations for it.

“My opponent had prepared well for the fight. He is a soldier and he trained intensively for the bout at his base,” he said.
“I didn’t prepare well for the fight given I had to attend to a family problem and I, consequently, failed to train for almost two weeks. I’m however, pleased the fight was declared a draw.”

Kamote still holds the Universal Boxing Organization (UBO) world Lightweight title he won with a unanimous decision victory over another Malawian boxer, Osgood Kayuni, at the Mkwakwani Stadium in Tanga on October 5 in 2014.

Mwazoa had expressed dissatisfaction with the performance Kamote showcased in the Saturday bout against Chazama, noting the latter looked to have underrated his opponent.

The Tanga-based promoter also said Dar es Salaam’s Super Lightweight boxer, Yona Segu, will confront Chazama in an international, non-title bout at the National Indoor Stadium on June 4.

Several other Tanzanian boxers are expected to fight against foreign opponents in international bouts at the venue the same day.

The boxers, who signed contracts for the bouts in Dar es Salaam on Monday, include Mfaume Mfaume, Vincent Mbilinyi, Cosmas Cheka and Alfonse Joseph.The list also includes Ashraf Suleiman, Amour Umbaya, Fadhil Majiha and Japheth Kaseba.