Tanzanian boxer Karim Mandonga, also known as Mandonga Mtu Kazi, has suffered another setback, this time at the hands of veteran Ugandan boxer Moses Golola.
The highly anticipated battle took place on July 29 in Mwanza, Tanzania, and ended in a crushing defeat by Technical Knockout for Mandonga.
This is Mandonga’s second defeat in a row, following his defeat to Daniel Wanyonyi of Kenya.
Despite the hype surrounding the fight, Golola demonstrated his better talents in the ring, outclassing the Tanzanian fighter and winning through Technical Knockout in the third round.
Mandonga presented a strange explanation for his defeat after the fight, attributing it to witchcraft.
He said that he had been watching Golola intently since the weigh-in but couldn’t comprehend what he was saying.
During the duel, Mandonga grew persuaded that he was fighting supernatural forces after uncovering objects similar those used in witchcraft.
Addressing his fans, Mandonga expressed his confusion about the fight and stated:
“My opponent had objects that looked like items which are normally used by witches.
So losing that fight is just normal, but I can say I fought against dark forces, and how I went down on the canvas, I can’t tell.”
Despite the unconventional explanation, Mandonga remained dedicated to his supporters and reassured them of his resilience.
He declared his determination to prevail in future encounters, no matter the challenges he may face, even if it means confronting supernatural creatures in the ring.
“My fans, you saw that I was beaten. I observed my opponent from the time we weighed in, and I totally failed to understand him,” Mandonga expressed.
“My opponent had objects that looked like items which are normally used by witches. So losing that fight is just normal, but I can say I fought against dark forces, and how I went down on the canvas, I can’t tell,” he added.
Mandonga’s recent loss has added to his less-than-favorable professional record. With six wins, four losses, and three draws, the Tanzanian fighter finds himself at a critical juncture in his boxing career.
The previous bout against Daniel Wanyonyi of Kenya dealt another blow to his prospects when he was knocked out in the fifth round of the non-title fight.