DAR ES SALAAM, Dec. 4 -- TANZANIA'S boxing wonderboy, Hassan Mwakinyo, over the weekend afforded sports success-starved Tanzanians a smile after beating, on points, his opponent from Philippines, Arnel Tinampay.

The bout had everything one needs to see in boxing; but for the uninitiated, it gave them a lot of problems with most of them believing that the Tanzanian had been unjustly awarded the victory and you can just forgive them.

In boxing, you don't win a bout through body punches (that are designed to weaken your opponents), but through hitting the target, and in this case, your opponent's head. Y ou are not, however, allowed to hit your opponent on the back of his or her head, in case of women boxers.

But you can hit your opponent's...