Fresh from defending his title against challenger Malani Kayuni, national Lightweight champion Crispin Moliati will be back in the ring this coming Sunday, September 29, 2013 as he dates Zomba based experience boxer Wellington Balakasi in an eight round non-title bout at Summit Cultural Centre in Lilongwe.
The bout has been sponsored by a newly born boxing outfit Gomez Boxing Promotions, which has staked K100,000 for the winner and K80,000 for the losing boxer.
Director of the new boxing firm Gomezgani Mwandira said he decided start with a bout involving Moliati, having been impressed with the lad’s skills during his title bout against Kayuni, which saw the Kamuzu Barracks based youthful soldier defeating his challenger in round 12.
“I was particularly impressed with Moliati’s never-say-die spirit. His opponent was determined to wrestle the belt but Moliati made a dramatic come-back to defeat the challenger. If he wins Sunday’s bout, I am going to sponsor an international bout involving him and a South African boxer,” said Mwandira.
Commenting on the bout, Moliati described Sunday’s bout as an important occasion for his boxing career.
“This will be my last bout before I get married to my fiancée Elizabeth Dzombe on October 27, 2013. Furthermore, I would like to impress the new promoter and say ‘a big thank you’ to the army commander General Odillo for promoting me from the rank of Private Soldier to Lanse Corporal,” said Moliati.
Efforts to contact Balakasi proved futile but word from his camp say the Cobbe Barracks based soldier is itching to revenge the defeat he suffered to Moliati during the MDF sports festival earlier in the year.
Admission for the bout is K1,000 per head.