Boxing fans in all corners of the country have to brace themselves for top action as Kamuzu Barracks Boxing Club embarks on a country-wide tour during which all the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) based boxers will be involved in action.
The tour starts this Sunday, July 7, 2013 with a mouthwatering non-title bout involving soldiers Osgood ‘Punisher’ Kayuni and Alick ‘Babyjake’ Mwenda, who are set to exchange blows at Joe’s Motel in Mchinji.
Curtain-raising the main bout will be another KB based boxer Salim ‘Destroyer’ Chazama and Robert ‘Killer’ Kachiza from Lilongwe Community Centre boxing club.
There will also be a female boxers’ fight between Bertha Hosea and Victoria Nyirongo and other amateur bouts.
According to assistant manager for Kamuzu Barracks Boxing Club Richard Ngwala, the purpose of the bouts is to showcase the boxing talent the MDF has, prepare the boxers for international bouts and also raise
funds for purchasing some equipment like head gear, uniforms and other items to be used by the MDF boxers.
Ngwala said from Mchinji, the party goes to other districts in the north, centre and south, where other top MDF boxers like Crispin Moliati, Wilson ‘Hard-hitter’ Masamba and Chimwemwe ‘Chipembere’ Chiotcha will be in action.
He expressed gratitude to the top management at MDF for giving the club all the support to develop the boxers, who were recruited as soldiers last year.
“We are getting good support from the top management and it is because of this support that we will be able to go round, showcasing to the public the boxing talent we have in the military. This is also part of promoting civil, military relations as some of the boxers involved are civilians,” he said.