Undefeated lightweight champion Salimu Chazama feels it’s time he is declared king of boxing in Malawi and has since challenged Osgood Kayuni.
Chazama, who is known by his fans as the Destroyer, and fights in both lightweight and junior welterweight categories, wants to finally face Kayuni who was once regarded as the king of the ring.
“It is time for me to move up a step and I believe beating Kayuni will send a message to boxing fans in the country that I’m the best,” said Chazama.
The bout, organised by New Dawn Boxing Promotion, who also manages Chazama, will be staged on 26 December, Boxing Day, at the spacious Lilongwe Community Centre ground.
“As New Dawn Boxing, we are taking this as a nuggets fight of the year and the biggest fight we have ever staged. Osgood is regarded as king of boxing in Malawi while Salimu is currently in his top form and surely a contender for kingship in boxing. Since the two have not met before its befitting to honour boxing fans in Lilongwe and Blantyre where Kayuni enjoys much support, to feast on this bout,” said New Dawn Boxing Promotion director Michael Chimalidza.
Kayuni, who has been idle for a long time since last fighting Allan Kamote, will use the fight to re-establish himself.
“He is just a kid. I will show him what I’m made of. Then he will learn to respect his elders,” said Kayuni. n