APM salutes Malawi ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba for double-header title win

President Peter Mutharika has congratulated boxing icon Isaac ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba for winning the  double-header World Boxing Council (WBC) and WBA Oceania international light-heavyweight title fight against Australian Blake Caparello on unanimous points decision on Friday.

A graphic presentation of Chilemba and Mutharika sparring when the President made light-hearted comments that he is fit enough to dare the boxer to a 12-round non-title bout

In a press statement issued osigned by presidential press secretary Mgeme Kalilani, President Mutharika is “proud” of Chilembs, who in 2016 he declared him  a national hero , saying  he is delighted at his latest well deserved win.

“His Excellency Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika wishes Isaac Chilemba ‘The Golden Boy’ the best of luck as he further climbs back up the boxing ladder where he belongs,” reads part of the statement.

Mutharika has been on record to have commended Chilemba that he has successfully represented the country on the international sporting scene.

Reacting to the President’s statement in an interview, Chilemba said he felt humbled by the gesture.

“It feels very good and I  appreciate the President’s gesture,” he said.

The win on Friday enhances the Blantyre-born boxer’s chances of earning a world title fight and move up the WBC rankings.

It was Chilemba’s first fight since 2016 when he broke his arm during a bout in America

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Simon mvahe
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Simon mvahe

Great fighters always move on and you are one of them brother keep on putting this poor Malawi on the map. All your friends are buzy campaign ing for mp election s and what are you waiting for. come fast bro nowadays malawian politics is a hot cake , just come and compete against APM you won’t regret you will be a billionaire in 3 months ask APM he will tell you how to syphon money from an already poor dyeing government. May be you can be our Messiah rescue us. These gray hair APM and Goodall are busy cheating… Read more »

martin gondah
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martin gondah

great jod done indeed ,in chilemba we trust ,malawi woyeeee

Gondolosi
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Gondolosi

Good job Chilemba!! Represent!!!

Mayaka
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Mayaka

You have done well thank you

Victoria
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Victoria

Our pride. Our son.

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