Welterweight boxer Ruth Chisale has changed her base from Lilongwe to Blantyre ahead of her global title fights in Germany.
The boxer is scheduled to compete for the Global Boxing Union (GBU) and Women’s International Boxing Federation (WIBF) belts against American Layla McCarter at Wildpark Stadion-Karlsrushe in Germany on June 16.
“Blantyre has modern training facilities. I had to move away from family distractions. I need to concentrate on my training. This is an opportunity for me to make it on world stage. I need to have good preparations,” said Chisale who is being drilled by John Masamba.
Her opponent, McCarter, is an experienced boxer who has 41 wins, including 11 knockouts, 13 defeats and five draws whereas Chisale has 10 wins, including six knockouts, and a loss.
“I am not scared of her experience. I just need to prepare myself well and not leave anything to chance. I know my capabilities,” Chisale said in a telephone interview from Blantyre.
Meanwhile, Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board president Lonzoe Zimba has since tipped Chisale to do well in Germany.
“She is a serious boxer. She is a natural boxer, humble and very professional. I have no doubt that she will do well. She needs to work more on endurance so she won’t get tired,” he said.
Chisale is familiar with the European boxing atmosphere having fought in Geneva Switzerland last year where she won against Ornella Domini.
She made her professional debut in 2015 and has so far lost once to Zambian Loreta Muzeya. n