Fortunes are smiling on middleweight boxer Alick Mwenda who is set to pocket K200 000 (US$491) for his upcoming title fight against Felix Mwamanso.
Mwenda is the country’s highest paid boxer.
The fight will take place on May 11 at the Kamuzu Institute for Sports in Lilongwe.
In his fight against Mussa Mkwanda last December, he also pocketed K200 000 while the likes of Osgood Kayuni and Chimwemwe Chiotcha have been paid K170 000 (US$417.7) and K150 000 (US$368.6), respectively.
Organisers of the fight, New Dawn Boxing Promotions confirmed that the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) boxer will get K200 000 (US$491.4) as his pay.
“He (Mwenda) is the reigning champion and he has more advantages of negotiating for more pay than his challenger. As for Mwamanso he has agreed to and signed to get K100 000 for the fight,” said the organiser’s agency director Michael Chimaliza in an interview on Tuesday in Lilongwe.
Chimaliza said he agreed to sponsor the fight after being impressed with the fighting skills of Mwamanso.
“We want to be associated with good boxing. Mwamanso is an emerging power in boxing. He is very good,” said Chimaliza.