New Dawn Boxing Promotions has injected K1.2 million for the super welterweight non title bill between Kudakwache Nkhakamila Banda and Limbani ‘The Lion’ Masamba scheduled for September 4 at M1 Centre Point in Lilongwe
Blantyre-based Masamba has challenged reigning super welterweight champion and New Dawn Boxing Promotion said they want to make the event big.
“As New Dawn we have set aside K1.2 million for the fight. We want to make this big and we would love the corporate world to come in with more contribution. In this way our boxers will be able to get huge prize money,” said New Dawn managing director Mike Chimaliza.
The two boxers will be meeting for the first time since Kudakwache turned professional last year.
Kudakwache has a clean record of 10 fights with four knockouts.
Interestingly, the two boxers come from families that have remarkable boxing history.
Their elder brothers, Phillemon Nkhakamira Banda and Wilson Shasha Masamba were long time antagonists in the ring. Apparently, Wilson is on record as having tormented Phillemon into his retirement.
“I want to maintain the Masamba superiority over the Bandas. But more importantly, I want to show him that he is a fake champion,” said Masamba who plans to challenge for the belt in future.
He is second in line to challenge for the belt after Chikondi Makawa.
Kudakwache has since promised to avenge his brother’s humiliation from the Masamba family.
“I am ready for him. It was inevitable that we will fight each other. I can assure my fans of a great fight and a win too,” said the promising star.
Chimaliza, who is Kudakwache’s manager, said his boxer has been raring to fight Limbani.
“I have been preventing him until he comes of age. I think now he can take on Limbani. This is going to be a big fight. Both boxers are good,” said Chimaliza. n