A new boxing stable, Legacy Boxing Promotions, has signed two top boxers Chimwemwe ‘Rhino’ Chiotcha and Salimu Chazama.
The stable, which was launched last week in Lilongwe, has promised to change the landscape of boxing.
The stable’s director Jason Bowler, who is also manager for Bowler Beverages, said: “I am a keen follower of boxing and I felt that time has come for me to form this stable. By signing these two top boxers, it means I am coming into this sport with unquestionable seriousness.”
He said Chazama and Chiotcha will be given five-year contracts each with options for renewal.
“Principally, we have agreed that they will be in our stable. What remains is that we finalise the contracts which will be done this week,” he said. “The other details on how we are going to move forward will be made available later.”
Chiotcha described the deal as timely because it has come at a time when he is preparing for the fight against South African Phillip Ndou on July 29.
“I will go into the fight to honour my new promoter. I will be so motivated,” he said.
On his part, Chazama believes the deal will motivate him to become a successful boxer.
“What it means is that I will not lack technical and material support when preparing for fights,” he said.
Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board (MPBCB) president Lonzoe Zimba, who was also at the briefing, hailed the coming in of Legacy Boxing Promotions as a welcome development.