No Pain No Gain Boxing Promotions have roped in Mchinji District’s rising teenage boxer Emmanuel ‘Smart Boy’ Chimanja.
Chimanja joins Limbani Masamba, Wilson Masamba, Charles Misanjo, Chrispin Moliati and Zimbabweans Tinashe Mwadziwana, Nicola Mutonhora and female boxer Kudakwashe Chendawire.
According to No Pain No Gain chief executive officer Craig Rousseau they have offered the 18-year-old flyweight boxer a two-year contract.
“He is one of the few blossoming boxers carrying the future of Malawi professional boxing.
“We will give him all the support both in education and boxing,” Rousseau said.
The up-and-coming boxer has an outstanding clean record in his three professional fights including a knockout victory.
In his first two professional bouts in February and August 2015, the Form One student beat Ernest Chipanda and Yusuf Ali respectively.
In December 2015, he knocked out Ali during a rematch that curtain-raised a super welterweight title bout between Limbani Masamba and Ernest Msoliza.
No Pain No Gain boss added that Chimanja will have his international title match once he fights 10 local bouts.
On his part, Chimanja said he will work hard in both school and boxing so as to realise his dream of following in the footsteps of his idol, South Africa-based former World Boxing Council (WBC) light heavyweight champion Isaac ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba. n