Malawi Defence Force (MDF) pugilist Osgood Kayuni will face Tanzanian Yusuf Salehe at the BAT Ground in Blantyre on March 27 to end a two-year international bout drought.
The 28-year-old last fought an international bout in 2014 when he lost on points to his host Tanzanian Allan Kamote during Universal Boxing Organisation (UBO) World Lightweight bout.
Newly registered Zama Boxing Promotion wants to rekindled Kayuni’s career with the international non-title fight.
“It has been a while since I tussled against a foreign boxer in the ring. The forthcoming bout is my chance to replenish my reputation on the international stage. I will do my best to make Malawi proud,” said Kayuni, whose record stands at 24 wins (seven TKOs), two draws and five losses-three against foreign opponents.
The MDF boxer, who has been roped into Zama Boxing Promotion alongside his young brother Malani, Jonas Kakwere, Roy Yuda, Boniface Stenala and female boxer Eneles Mkwanthi, said his employers released him for intensive training ahead of the fight.
According to Zama Promotion managing director Precious Matipwiri, the international bill will also see local boxers Kudakwashe Banda and Yuda facing off in the main supporting bout.
“Kakwere will take on Kuda Kuminga while Stenala will be up against Yusuf Ali in the other supporting fights. A bout between Ruth Chisale and Mkwanthi will also be on the cards.
“Expect more fights of this nature because our stable has come to stay and provide opportunities to professional boxers, who have been neglected by other boxing promoters in the country,” said Matipwiri. n