Delta Force Boxing Academy, who manages local top female boxer Anisha Bashir, has lined up sparring sessions for her with two South African boxers.
The sessions are aimed at shaping up the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) boxer for a world title fight next February.
In an interview, Bashir’s manager and trainer Clyde Musonda said she will spar with Juliet Tshabalala and Mapule Ngobane.
He said: “We are just waiting for the countries to open up and ease restrictions on sports due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The world of sport is opening up and we have been working behind the scenes. These are sparring fights to help her get in shape. What is remaining now is confirming the dates.”
On her part, Bashir said she has already started training in Lilongwe.
“I am always working on improving myself. I am training to keep myself fit and not to lose rhythm.
“I am looking forward to improving my boxing career and have another go at a world title,” she said.
Bashir, who boasts eight wins and six losses, is expected to face Mexican former World Boxing Council welterweight champion Mia St John in February for world Supreme Title.
Bashir hogged the limelight in 2018 when she won the Commonwealth Lightweight Championship after beating Britain’s Samantha Smith in a 10-round fight that took place in the United Kingdom.