Malawi Defence Force (MDF) boxer Wilson “Shasha” Masamba will on August 3 face South African Jeremiah Nakathila in a World Boxing Organisation (WBO) title bout in Namibia.
In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Monday in Lilongwe, Masamba, who is camping in South Africa, said he is prepared to grab the belt.
“I have confidence that on August 3, it will be my day,” he said.
Despire coming from a defeat against fellow MDF boxer Crispin Moliati earlier this month, Masamba has promised fireworks.
“My supporters should have hope in me. I’m going for a technical knockout. I urge all my fans to support me during this fight as I’m going to carry the flag of Malawi and also bring the belt home,” he said.
Malawi Professional Boxing Control Body (MPBCB) president Lonzo Ziba said more local boxers are being given opportunities to fight in international title bouts and that it is a sign of progress in the sport.
He said: “We wish Masamba all the best as he will be representing the country in this title fight in Namibia. This is a great opportunity for him to grab the WBO belt. Our body is working day and night to create opportunities for our boxers to be recognised internationally,” he explained. n