South Africa-based boxing trainer Anderson Kazembe has said he is considering taking more Malawian boxers to South Africa.
He said a number of boxing stables in South Africa are interested to sign Malawians after being impressed by the success of Isaac Chilemba, who is now ranked fifth in the world in the light heavyweight category.
Kazembe, who is in the country, said he will use his time to look at a number of promising boxers to recommend to South Africa.
“I have heard about a number of up-and-coming boxers such as Harrison Mdoka, Limbani Masamba and amateurs such as [Steven] Maliko and [Salimu] Chazama who did well during the Zone VI Games in Zambia.
“I will watch these boxers and see if they can make it in South Africa where there is interest in Malawi boxers due to the exploits of Chilemba. They believe if we can produce a boxer like Chilemba, then we have talent and can produce more reputable boxers,” said Kazembe.
He said Malawian boxers have the potential to make it big, but lack exposure.
Kazembe is Chilemba’s trainer.