The 2013 boxing season gets to serious business this (Sunday) afternoon with two non-title fights in Blantyre and Mzuzu.
Motel Paradise in Blantyre hosts a 69kg welterweight contest between undefeated Limbani Masamba and Alick Mwenda while Hajison Mkoka faces Malani Kayuni at Obrigado Leisure Centre in Mzuzu.
Masamba seeks to prove that he is a rising star as he faces veteran Mwenda in a fight organised by Fast Sports Promotions.
The 22-year-old is unbeaten in five bouts, since turning professional early last year. He won all his bouts on knockout.
He has vowed to maintain a clean sheet although he confessed that this will be his toughest bout.
“I have not had an easy ride, but I know this will be my toughest because I am facing an experienced boxer. However, I am determined to win,” said Masamba.
Mwenda had to reduce his weight from 75 to 69kg to be eligible for the fight.
“I really wanted this fight, which is why I worked so hard to reduce my weight,” said Mkoka who has nine wins and three draws to his credit.
In Mzuzu, Mkoka will be looking for a revenge against Kayuni who defeated him two years ago.
“Last time I met him, I was not prepared because I was just slotted in to fill the schedule to curtain raise a bout at Motel Paradise. This time around, he should expect proper boxing lessons,” said Mkoka.
Kayuni said he has made Mzuzu his territory since he relocated from Blantyre last year.
“No one will ever invade my territory and beat me. Everyone will be punished accordingly,” said Kayuni.