No Pain No Gain Boxing Promotions and Zimbabwe’s Delta Force Academy have joined hands to add seven more boxers on the cards for international non-title bouts in Zambia and Namibia, taking the number of beneficiaries to 11.
Initially, the entities gave lifeline to four boxers, namely Charles Misanjo, Aubrey Masamba, Anisha Bashir and No Pain No Gain’s new Zimbabwe signing Kudakwashe Chendawire to showcase their skills in Lusaka, Zambia, where their respective bouts against Alfred Muwowo, Lorita Muzeya, Congolese-born Mbiya Kanku and Barbra Banda have been pushed to November 28 from November 14 because the fights’ promoter was attending the World Boxing Council (WBC) convention in China.
But No Pain No Gain director Craig Rousseau told The Nation yesterday that they have also arranged bouts for middleweight champion Felix Mwamaso and Limbani Masamba who will face Kriat Kamanya and Alfeus Shilongo respectively in Namibia on the same day.
On top of that, he said Chripin Moliati, Alick Gogoda, Tinkhani Kamanga, Aubrey Masamba and Chikondi Makawa are billed to travel to Windhoek, Namibia, for bouts on December 5 against Jeremiah Nakathila, Wilberforce Shihepo, Simon Johannes, Japhet Uutoni and Walter Kautondokwa, in that order.
According to Rousseau, Makawa has taken the place of Alick Mwenda, whose chance went up in smoke after suffering a defeat to Mwamaso during their recent middleweight title clash in Lilongwe.
Rousseau said the historic boxing adventure aims at giving local boxers international exposure.
“We are working hard to give more Malawian boxers international exposure. With the lack of support from the corporate world during domestic fights, this is the only way we can help our boxers get links for lucrative international matches. We will continue doing this until we achieve these goals,” he said. n