Up-and-coming local female boxer Anisha Bashil is set to face an American opponent Jessica Zuzik in a semi-professional welterweight bout on Sunday.
The bout will be held on the under card of the main bout featuring Robert Kachiza and Zimbabwean Tinashe Mwadziwana at Lilongwe Community Centre Ground.
Promoter of the bout Mike Chimaliza of New Dawn Boxing Promotions said this is part of its drive to promote female boxers.
“These two ladies have been looking forward to facing each other in the ring for some time. This was after Jessica watched Anisha fight Ruth Chisale at the Kamuzu Institute for Sports in October last year.
“She [Jessica] even went onto the ring to show her boxing skills through a pad work with her coach Cobra Msanyama. Fans were mesmerised and she promised to engage in a real fight one day,” he said.
According to Msanyama, Zuzik is currently training very hard for the bout.
“This will be her first serious fight, but she is a very good boxer who can take on anyone. She is unique and one of a kind, that is what I can say about her,” said Msanyama.