Malawi’s top Welterweight boxing champion Chimwemwe Chiotcha will be sidelined from the sport for a year after being picked to undergo a peace keeping mission in DR Congo.
Chiotcha has since relocated from Kamuzu Barracks to Salima at Malawi Armed Forces College (MAFCO) to prepare for the deployment.
But the Sun Village bred boxer, who has represented Malawi at a number of international competitions as an amateur, is excited with the development.
“Of course I will not be able to fight for year because I have been assigned an international work. I really excited with the new challenge because it shows that my bosses know that I will deliver,” Chiotcha said.
He said he would be glad reclaim his title after returning from the mission.
“In the meantime let my colleagues win as many they can but once I return I will be on a mission to get my title back,” he said.
The Malawi Defence Force soldier said he would like to fighting regularly in middleweight and welterweight categories.
“I know it is possible for me to fight either in middleweight or welterweight because I can easily adjust my weight.”
Chiotcha will follow in the footsteps of fellow boxer Wilson Masamba who went on a similar mission in 2013.
But on his return the rusty Masamba suffered a shock points defeat to journeymen Acras mchombo at Kamuzu Institute for Sports.
However he unleashed revenge when the two met in a rematch which Masamba won on unanimous decision.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :