Defending champion Limbani Masamba will face Dickson Saidi on October 26 in a national title bout the College of Medicine (CoM) Sports Complex has organised in partnership with No Pain No Gain Boxing Promotion.
Dubbed Knockout Cancer super welterweight bout, the fight will be the first of the six title matches lined up at the Sports Complex in Blantyre in a campaign against killer diseases.
“Our budget is K20 million and 20 percent of what we will get from these series has been proposed to go towards the fight against these diseases at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (Qech),” said No Pain No Gain chief executive officer Craig Rousseau
Sports Complex head of sporting activities Cathrew Chimimba said the series are also aimed at making his fold a home of boxing in the commercial city.
Masamba was accompanied by newly-crowned Commonwealth Female Lightweight champion Anisha Bashir at the news conference.
His record stands at 12 wins, five of which were knockouts (KOs) and 10 defeats.
Lilongwe-based Saidi, whose record shows two KO wins, two losses and a draw, said he will leave no stone unturned to beat Masamba in his own home turf.
Meanwhile, Kwese Television, Bowler Beverages, Horizon Health and Vision Gaming have pledged to sponsor the series, but Rousseau has urged other well-wishers to join the noble cause.