Malawi boxers face DRC opponents

Malawian boxers face Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) opponents on Sunday at the M1 Center Point in Lilongwe.

In the main bout, middleweight boxer Chikondi Mtengowaninga Makawa will fight Mulowayi Tshawaka from DRC.

Tshawaka has 42 professional fights, winning 28, losing five and drawing nine.

In other fights, Yobe Kanyunya takes on Jelomy Bititi, Dickson Said faces Roy Muyuda and Mudi Kuminga line up against Horace Kazembe.

The fights have been organised by a new boxing firm Gulloh Boxing Promotions.

Tshawaka is expected to arrive in the country today and the weigh in  is  on  tomorrow at Bwaila Hospital in Lilongwe.

Briefing The Nation in an interview on Wednesday, Eddington Gulloh assured boxing fans of top action on Sunday.

“In the main fight both boxers have great endurance. Their work rate is good and we expect a great fight. This is the first time for us to organise a fight and we want fans to enjoy themselves.

“This is the first international boxing tournament this year and we want to make sure it’s the best. We are leaving nothing to chance. Security is ensured so too food and good music. The ring too is in good shape,” he said.

Makawa is one of the best boxers in the country, having beaten Chimwemwe Chiotcha and Limbikani Powder, recently.

“I have done all preparations now am in good shape  and everything is set on March 10. I don’t know his style of fighting.  But I dont mind as I am determined to carry the day,” said Makawa who is being trained by fellow boxer Limbani Masamba in Liwonde.

Since turning professional Makawa has 13 wins, eight draws and two losses. n

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