Fighting for the first time as a soldier and under a new nickname â€˜Granadeâ€™, boxer Wilson Masamba has vowed to punish Tanzanian Furaga Mundengenya with a technical knockout.
The two come face-to-face in a 10-round lightweight non-title bout which is the main fight of the â€˜Masamba Boxing Day Outâ€™ set for Motel Paradise this afternoon.
It is a special day for the Masamba family as three siblings Wilson, Limbani and John will all fight at one venue for the first time courtesy of Namisonga Boxing Stable.
Speaking in interview on Friday, Wilson said he is starved of action and cannot wait to return in the ring with a win.
“It has been eight months since I last fought and have missed the ring and my fans badly. It will be an emotional return for me. My last two fights there [at Motel Pradise] ended in losses to Osgood Kayuni.
“I want to erase those bad memories with an emphatic win. My last fight was against Malani Kayuni in February and I won on knockout, so it will be good to get another knockout as I return to the ring ,” said Wilson
Speaking through an interpreter Mundengeya said he is here to win.
” It is a long journey travelling by road from Tanzania to this side. So, I am not prepared to lose.
“I hear he is good boxer, but I have met some top boxers than him and I think I can handle him. I hear most Tanzanian boxers who come here disappoint a lot. I am not the one, I will give Malawians the value for their money.
Another interesting fight will be between Limbani and Marshal Ali.
Limbani has not lost a fight since turning professional this year with four straight knockout victories to his credit.
John will face Isaac Sumaili of Zomba while the opening bout will be between Brighton Mdoka and Mussa Mkwanda.
Namisonga manager Charles Nkhoma said all is set for the big day.
” All the boxers have been under intensive training and promise to be at their best. We look forward to an interesting afternoon,” said Nkhoma.
Alexander Hotels are among the main sponsors for the bout. They are accommodating the boxers and the Tanzanian delegation for free at their Shire Highlands Hotel in Limbe