Malawian boxers Salim Chazama and Israel Kam’mwamba have been pencilled in non-title international fights in Tanzania, ending a period of boxing dormancy following Covid-19 restrictions.
Kam’mwamba, who trades in the welterweight category, will face Tanzanian Mchanja Yohana on August 8.
On the same day, Chazama will clash with another Tanzanian pugilist Adamu Yusuph, according to the bouts coordinator Steve Mawenzi Msiska.
The fights, which will be held at Mkwakwani Stadium, are being promoted by Tanzanian stable Solid Rock Boxing Promotion.
“The fights are on the first Tanzanian boxing schedule after the sports shutdown due to coronavirus. So, it is good that Malawian boxers have been included,” said Msiska.
Malawi is still observing Covid-19 restrictions following presidential declaration of State of Disaster.
However, Msiska is optimistic that government authorities will clear the two boxers.
“The commitment is that we will take all precautionary measures to ensure they are safe. These include getting tested before departure and upon arrival,” he said.
Meanwhile, Chazama has brushed off suggestions he might not be fit for the fight as the coronavirus restrictions meant he did not train properly.
“Despite the restrictions, I have been training at home using a makeshift gym. I am fit and ready for the fight,” he said.