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Zim boxer loses world bout


ZIMBABWE boxer Brighton Masiyambumbi was on Wednesday night knocked out of the AIBA World Boxing Championships Almaty 2013, by Zambian boxer Mbachi Kaonga in Kazakhstan.

Mukudzei Chingwere

Masiyambumbi had outpointed his opponent in the first two rounds, but the match was stopped in the third and final round with the Zimbabwean continuously bleeding caused by an eye cut he had suffered in the duel.

The 20-year-old will, however, remain in the Central Asian country for the remainder of the tournament training with international boxers to enhance his fighting skills, Zimbabwe Amateur Boxers’ Association (Zaba) technical director Petros Masiyambumbi has confirmed.

The Zaba technical director was also disappointed by the result, but insisted that the exposure gained by the youngster would help him in his career.

“It is unfortunate that he has been knocked out earlier in the tournament, but that is part of the game. He dominated his opponent from the onset, but the unfortunate injury was the turning point.

“He is a brave fighter and with international exposure he has accrued, he will use it to his benefit in future,” he added.

The AIBA Men’s World Championships is the signature event on the AIBA calendar with boxers aged between 19 and 40 around the globe taking to the ring against the best for international supremacy in their division every two years.

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