There will be no other day like today in the local boxing arena as history is to be written at Lilongwe Community Centre Ground where Alick Mwenda and Felix Mwamaso are set to face-off in Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board (MPBCB) middleweight title fight.
The fight, which is the first ever title under Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board (MPBCB) will renew the two boxers’ rivalry months after Mwenda triumphed in a non-title match.
For Malawi Defence Force (MDF) pugilist Mwenda, this fight is more than a title bout; New Dawn Boxing Promotion’s (NDBP) director Mike Chimaliza has challenged him to emerge victorious if he is to secure an international match in Namibia on December 5.
“This fight will be my stepping stone towards a bright boxing future and I will not let it slip through my fingers. I am more than ready to teach Mwamaso more boxing lessons this Sunday,” said Mwenda.
On the other hand, Mwamaso said he will do anything possible to protect his reputation from complete crumble after losing his last two bouts.
Mwamaso said: “I need to avenge my loss to Mwenda and bury the chit-chats about my recent international defeat (by Namibian Johannes Mwetupunga in Windhoek.)”
Equally interesting will be the potentially explosive main supporting bout between Mzuzu-based Raston Kaira and Blantyre’s Henry Muyaya, who will fight for the first time in the Capital City.
Kaira had all his two professional fights in Mzuzu while Muyaya has been having his matches in the commercial city since he turned professional.
“The day of reckoning has finally arrived. We have just crossed our fingers to see what the Sunday afternoon fights will bring,” said Chimaliza. n