Their fight will be the main supporting bout for an eight-round World Boxing Forum (WBF) title bout between Wellington Balakasi and Tanzanian Allan Kamote. The winner of the Masamba fight will battle for the title against defending champion Charles Misanjo later this year.
Ngumi Boxing Promotions manager Steven Msiska said on Wednesday that, initially, Masamba challenged Misanjo for a title bout, but as per rules of the sport, the 21-year-old Ayaya City Stable boxer has to first beat the top contender in the category before taking on the title-holder.
â€œAs a new boxer in the professional ranks, Masamba cannot jump into a title bout unless he defeats the number one contender in his weight category. Both Masamba and Mahilasi have agreed to take it to the ring,â€ said Msiska.
Masamba roared to a seventh round Technical Knock Out (TKO) victory over experienced professional boxer Malani Kayuni in his initial professional fight at Motel Paradise last Sunday whereas Mahilasi has so far won 22 of his 30 professional matches.
On Sunday, Mahilasi and Misanjo are expected to face Balakasi in the main supporting bout for Agnes Mtimaukanenaâ€™s WBF title fight against Kenyan Susan Adezo at Nankhaka ground in Lilongwe.