Boxing fans in Lilongwe will have a rare treat today as top boxers fight for supremacy in lightweight and bantam weight national title bouts at Lilongwe Community Centre.
The main act is between challenger Chrispin Moliati and lightweight champion Salimu Chazama in a rematch.
Limbani Masamba will take on challenger Chikondi Makawa in the other fight.
The rivalry between the two Malawi Defence Force boxers has worsened recently creating bad blood between them.
Chazama is bulky and aggressive in the ring.
He is always on the prowl never retreating and that is his strength.
His weakness is that sometimes he is unable to make accurate punches.
On the other hand, Moliati is good at evading punches and he is also accurate in finding the target.
But his weakness is that he lacks resilience in the ring. He tires easily.
“I have worked on all my weaknesses. This is going to be my time,” said Moliati.
Chazama did not engage much in the verbal wars, only saying that his fists will speak for him in the ring.
Up and coming boxers Ruth Chisale and Anisha Bashir will curtain-raise the title fights.
Chisale defeated Bashir when the two last fought at Robins Park in Blantyre.
The double-header has been organised by White Belt Boxing Club and No Gain No Pain. n