Top female boxer Agnes Mtimaukanena-Mwando has landed a World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight title bout against Zambian pugilist Lorita Muzeya on a yet to be announced date.
The development follows Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board (MPBCB) president Lonzoe Zimba’s request for Mtimaukanena-Mwando’s consideration during the ongoing WBC convention in China.
Mtimaukanena-Mwando, who is the former World Boxing Forum (WBF) middleweight champion, confirmed that Zimba communicated to her yesterday about the good news and that she is more than ready to engage in her second international title bout.
“I am greatly excited to have secured such a golden opportunity. I am more than ready for the fight as I am talking to you now I am already in the gym doing some workouts,” said Mtimaukanena-Mwando, who defeated Tanzanian Mariam Salietel in an international catch-weight non-title bout over a week ago.
The 24-year-old has a record of seven wins, two draws and a loss while Muzeya, according to www.boxrec.com, has a record of seven-straight victories, including two knock-outs. Winner of the silver-status bout will qualify for a gold-class match.
In March 2013, Mtimaukanena-Mwando lost to her Zambian opponent on unanimous-points-decision during a non-title fight at the Government Complex in Lusaka, Zambia.
During her last bout, Muzeya knocked out Malawian boxer Eneles Mkhwanthi at Mulungushi Conference Centre in Lusaka, Zambia on May 2 this year. n