Malawi’s got talent in boxing, says Mzuzu promoter Big Joe

Joe Thomas Nyirongo, a Mzuzu-based boxer trading under the banner Aunt Tina Boxing Promotions, has said Malawi has a lot of talent in boxing which is yet to be unearthed.

Malawi female boxer Agness Mtimaukanena in boxing demo with her coach

Malawi female boxer Agness Mtimaukanena in boxing demo with her coach

Nyirongo, popularly known as Big Joe by boxing fanatics and peers in Mzuzu, said it was sad that government was not investing enough in boxing.

“Everyone knows football has failed us in many regards,” Nyirongo told Nyasa Times. “As a country we should be thinking of diverting to other sporting activities that can help us make a name.”

Nyirongo who has so far worked with boxers Mwayi Kamanga, Ernest Msoliza, Chikondi Makawa, Bright Mdoka, Osgood Kayuni, Lameck Mkangama and Lastone Kayira told Nyasa Times that all was not lost.

“Government must prioritize her spending. Malawi has a lot of talent in boxing,” he said.

He announced of an international boxing fest scheduled for August 30 at Obrigado Leisure Centre in Mzuzu.

According to him, Malawians Felix Mwamaso and Ernest Msoliza will fight with Zimbabweans Nicola Mutonhora and Takudwza Kuchocha respectively.

The Zimbabwean boxers are from the Zimbabwe Delta Force Academy and are managed by Clyde Musonda of Harare.

Malawi’s sporting profile has over the years been frustrated by the meagre performance of the Flames, Malawi’s national team, but has registered a lot of admirable results in the netball and boxing circles.

Presently, South African-based internationally renowned boxer Isaac Chilemba is regarded as one of the best boxers from Malawi and has won a lot of international accolades.

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14 thoughts on “Malawi’s got talent in boxing, says Mzuzu promoter Big Joe”

  1. JB says:

    aMalawi tinabadwa a sanje mumafuna mukhale inu a promoter mwagwa nayo asiyeni anthu amene Mulungu anawadalitsa atukule malawi

  2. JB says:

    Amalawi akanakhala ndi mzungu apanga promote boxing mukamanena mzungu ndi dolo.koma wakuda mzathu mitima ikufuna kuphulilika.Siyani nkhwizi.Umphawi umene ukutivutha m manyumbamu.More fire Bigjoe.Azafa chonchi ndi mavuto awo

  3. JB says:

    wina mukudana naye anakulandani mkazi

  4. zolozolo says:

    Mbava yotheratu imenei amalawi samalani. Yaswa manyumba osaneneka mu mzuzu mpakana ine ndinasamukamo mu mz coz of him. kundende anabwerako coz of his political involvement but he deserve to be locked up again. boxing nkobisalira

  5. Bwana says:

    Iwe Professor James…..ako ma boxer uthandiza liti

  6. Jomba says:

    Tisamakhale a kaduka…..tidzayamikira liti kodi?

  7. Professor Peter says:

    Keep it up Big Joe

  8. Mwanafyale says:

    Ife tikusangalala kuno…..musova

  9. JB says:

    Thats why we will never develop

  10. JB says:

    Thats why we will not develop in Malawi. We concentrate on critcising instead of encouraging

  11. Kwangala says:

    Lets not be jealous…..if someone is development conscious lets support them……after all he is using his own resources

  12. PROFESSOR DR. JAMES NAPWIRI PHIRI says:

    Big Joe cannot be trusted. He is a mafia. He may be using these poor boxers to perpetrate thievery and related crime in mzuzu and beyond. A Malawi tisamagone tulo

  13. mulopwana says:

    koma musiye zijazi a Big Joe.

  14. ju says:

    A big Joe mulipo eti!!!

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