Boxer Chimwemwe Chiotcha’s manager, John Perete, has engaged the services of retired lieutenant colonel Godfrey Jalare to drill his boxer ahead of his title fight against Limbani Masamba.
Perete told The Nation on Wednesday that they opted for Jalare because of his vast experience.
“He is an expert in boxing training, especially in endurance and ring movement. It is not that we are scared of Masamba. We just do not want to be complacent. In professional boxing, you have to cover all angles,” he said.
Perete said he will finance the preparations, including nutrition and all other needs for Chiotcha.
“The arrangement is that my boxer has to reduce weight from 73 kilogrammes to 68 kilogrammes to match Masamba. To manage this without affecting the health of my boxer, there is need for proper diet. I thank the promoters for providing some package for training,” said Perete.
Chiotcha’s camp has been desperate for this fight as it will provide a platform for the boxer to be in line for an International Boxing Federation (IBF) title fight.
“We are really grateful to New Dawn Boxing Promotions for sponsoring this fight. Because my boxer has no national belt, it has been difficult to line up an IBF fight. Now once we get this belt, we will focus on international belts,” said Perete.
New Dawn Boxing Promotions director Michael Chimaliza said they are ready to sponsor an international fight once they seal deals with some companies they are in talks with.
“Like I said before, our coming into boxing is to organise title fights not only national but international as well. We are here to promote boxing and we are ready to promote any serious boxer,” he said.