Malawi’s undefeated female boxer Ruth Chisale has secured a World Boxing Council (WBC) sanctioned elimination lightweight fight against Zambian Lorita Muzeya.
According to Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board (MPBCB) president Lonzoe Zimba, this comes after they pleaded with WBC at its convention in Baku, Azerbaijan to give Chisale and another local boxer Anisha Bashir chance for fights.
He said the bout is scheduled for a yet to be announced date and will be promoted by Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions of Zambia.
“We had a very successful meeting with the WBC rating committee where we proposed that Chisale and Bashir should be given opportunity to have WBC bouts,” Zimba said.
“After a long discussion, WBC has granted Chisale green light to become a mandatory challenger to Muzeya. It will be an elimination fight, meaning, the winner will contest for the WBC Gold belt. She has been preferred due to her recent bout, which she won through technical knockout.”
Chisale, whose record indicates 11-straight wins (five technical knockouts), has described the opportunity as a ‘dream come true.’
“It has been my dream to land such an opportunity and I am glad it has finally come my way. Nevertheless, I plead with the well-wishers to help me go into camp for at least two months so I can confidently face Muzeya, who is a reputable boxer with vast international experience,” the Lilongwe-based said.
Muzeya, who won the vacant WBC Silver Female Peso Welterweight Title after beating Malawian Agnes Mtimaukanena on TKO, has 12-straight wins, including five-knockouts, on her card according to boxrec.com.