After three years in oblivion, bout-starved heavyweight boxer Alick Gogoda will finally flex his muscles against West Lloyd in Tanzania on October 17, courtesy of New Dawn Boxing Promotions (NDBP).
Gogoda has not fought this long because of scarcity of opponents that can ably fight in his weight category.
His last two fights in catchweight against Musa Ajibu and Limbani Lano went his way.
He almost quit the sport out of frustration, but NDBP managing director Mike Chimaliza and Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board (MPBCB) encouraged him to hang on.
Gogoda was expected to leave the country yesterday with his trainer Baddishta M’balaka. The non-title bout will take place at Nyasa Boxing Village in Kyera District.
“I am happy to have finally secured an international bout. I aim to defeat my opponent through a knockout to prove that I am one of the country’s best boxers. I thank New Dawn for revitalising my boxing career,” he said.
Chimaliza has urged Gogoda to put up the best fight to triumph because this will give him more chances of international bouts since he has no opponents locally.
“And if he triumphs in Tanzania, New Dawn will invite more international boxers to fight Gogoda on home soil,” Chimaliza said.