Zambia’s Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions has donated a boxing ring to be used during the African Boxing Union (ABU) title fights slated for May 14 at the Bingu International Conference Centre (Bicc) in Lilongwe.
Malawi has no international standard boxing ring to host high profile title fights.
One of the promoters for the ABU fights, Craig Rousseau of No Pain No Gain said the local boxing rings are substandard.
“We are appreciative to Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions for not only donating, but also transporting the ring [to Malawi]. It will only be used for the ABU fights and after that, it will be transported back to Zambia,” said Rousseau.
During the tournament, Masamba will face Congolese Mbiya Nkaku in the main bout, a 12-round ABU welterweight title-fight. Zambian Esaya Chilufya will fight Brian Mwando.
Anisha Bashir will fight Agnes Mtimaukanena in a national welterweight title fight.
Bashir, who has camped in Zimbabwe in preparation for the fight, has promised to stun Mtimaukanena.
“I have been waiting for a long time to fight Agnes. Now that the opportunity has come, I will demonstrate how good I am, “ said Bashir.
Zambian Lolita Muzeya will line up against Ruth Chisale (Malawi) and Zambian Barbra Banda will fight Jennifer Rukwalize from Tanzania
Emmanuel Chimanja will face Alfred Muwowo of Zambia. n