Malawi’s female boxer Ruth Chisale on Boxing Day defeated her Tanzanian opponent Grace Mwakamele on points to win the World Boxing Federation (WBF) title in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The win is a big step for the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) boxer as she has improved her record to 11 wins from 12 bouts. She lost to Lolita Muzeya of Zambia in 2017 at M1 Centre Point in Lilongwe.
In an interview yesterday, Chisale said the win has preserved her good record in boxing career.
“Despite inadequate preparations due to work commitments, I am happy that I got a good result. I am determined to sustain this so that my records should always be good. I am looking forward to good things in other bouts ahead,”she said.
In his reaction, Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board general secretary Johnny Palichesi Jnr said Chisale has made Malawi proud.
He appealed to boxing promoters to have confidence in female boxers by arranging more bouts for them.
“My plea is to the promoters in the country to arrange fights for female boxers because this can be the only way of uplifting the girls in the sport. We have talent as a country in boxing which just lack exposure, especially for females,” said Palichesi Jnr.
Chisale has joined the ranks of her compatriots and fellow female boxers Anisha Basheel and Ellen Simwaka who have also previously won international titles.
Chisale’s victory came six months after her compatriot Hannock Phiri won World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF) in Tanzania.
In other results, Mchinji-based boxer Limbani Chikapa beat veteran MDF boxer Osgood Kayuni by a unanimous decision in a non-title bout at M1 Centre Point in Lilongwe last Sunday.