Malawi Amateur Boxing Association (Maba), Northern Region chapter, has organised a regional boxing bonanza on January 30 in preparation for international tournament to be held in Botswana on March 8 this year.
The chapter is expected to identify a squad of four to represent the country at the international tournament.
Maba Northern Region chapter chairperson Stewart Moyo said 12 bouts are expected to be staged during the bonanza with the main bout between Mwayi Kamanga and Lewis Nkhata.
“This will be a big day as far as boxing is concerned in the region. We are encouraging all to come and witness these bouts,” he said.
Mega structure Construction Company is sponsoring the event to the tune of K350 000 (about $513).
The company director Innocent Gama told Nation on Sunday that they have decided to sponsor the bonanza as one way of promoting the sport in the region.
“We are aware that boxing is another sport that can put the country on the map. However, most sponsors shun it. It is clear that the support will go a long way in uplifting the sport in the region,” he said. n