Boxing elections meant to usher in a new executive committee to run the affairs of the suspended Malawi Boxing Association (Maba) failed again to take place at the weekend.
Outgoing Maba president Henry Sakala said once again the elections failed to take place as there was no transport for delegates to travel to Lilongwe.
He said elections are now due to take place on June 27.
The organising committee led by Sakala had budgeted K650 000 for the event and were relying on the Malawi National Council of Sports.
“We have now been told that we will get some money from Blantyre Youth Centre [BYC] as they have been hiring out the boxing ring,” said Sakala who is coordinating the polls.
Following the suspension of Maba, there is no national boxing authority to coordinate such activities at grass roots and professional levels.
To keep amateur boxing going, New Dawn Boxing Promotions has been incorporating amateur boxers.
“It has been a bad time for the sport, but we thought of promoting amateurs through the fights we have been organising,” said Michael Chimaliza, director of New Dawn.
Maba was suspended because it was discovered that most executive members were involve in commercial boxing which is against Maba rules.