The much anticipated Knock Out Malaria international boxing contest, which was set for September 26 at Bingu International Conference Centre (Bicc), has been postponed following a clash of events.
The boxing contest, which has been organised by No Pain No Gain, was clashing with Lake of Stars music festival.
No Pain No Gain manager Craig Rousseau said they wanted to shift the bout to October 31, but felt it would also clash with Sand Music Festival slated for Sunbird Livingstonia in Salima.
“So, for our bill to be a success and not clash with these international festivals which could affect us, we have decided to postpone the tournament to a date yet to be announced,” Rousseau said.
The Knock Out Malaria boxing contest will be held at Bicc and will feature boxers from 10 countries.
In the main bout, Malawi’s Wilson Shasha Masamba and Brazilian Cid Edson Ribeiro will fight for the World Boxing Union title.
Heavyweight boxer Alick Gogodo will face Zimbabwean Trevor Mpofu while Charles Misanjo will take on Maobi Mothina of Botswana in the World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF) welterweight belt.
In other international bouts, Zambian Bernad Mwango and Zimbabwean Tinashe Mwadziwane face-off in the bantamweight category.
Veteran Zimbabwean female boxer Diana Makumbe will date Chinese Hu Die while Malawi’s rising female boxer Duduzile Kamkwamba will face Zimbabwean Kudakwashe Chiwandire.
No Pain No Gain has partnered Jay Masangi of Tanzania’s Hall Fame Boxing Promotions, Delta Force Boxing Promotions and New Dawn Boxing Promotions to stage the bill.