Female boxer Agnes Mtimaukanena-Mwando has announced her return to the ring after a two-year break.
The boxer is scheduled to face a Tanzanian opponent, Eugine Andengenye Kayange, in her six-round return bout on July 29 at Robins Park in Blantyre.
The former World Boxing Forum (WBF) middleweight champion said she was on maternity leave.
“I am happy to be back and I am grateful to my promoter, husband, coach and all my fans for their support and encouragement and I promise not to disappoint them.
“During the break, I have learnt that in everything I do, it’s all about passion and hard work and I am also proud to see fellow female boxers winning titles,” said Mtimaukanena.
She said she has intensified preparations for the upcoming fight.
The bout is being sponsored by Robin Alufandika of Alufandika Boxing Promotions.
Speaking in an interview on Monday, Alufandika said Agnes remains a good boxer.
“She might have been out of action for a while, but I can assure her fans that she is still good,” he said.
Alufandika said they have lined up four other supporting bouts on the day.
Mtimaukanena 27, has fought eight bouts winning five, losing two and drawing one.
She last fought in 2016 when she lost to Zambian Lolitha Mzeya in a World Boxing Council (WBC) silver welterweight title bout in Harare, Zimbabwe through technical knockout (TKO).