Malawi Defence Force (MDF) middleweight boxer Chimwemwe Chiotcha will fate a Congolese opponent Kassongo Sherrif in a non-title eight-round fight on August 4 at a venue to be announced later.
On the same bill will also feature local bantam-weight champion Jobson Adams who will take on Bassila Ngosa of Congo in the main supporting fight.
Ngumi Boxing Stable managing director Steve ‘Mawenzi’ Msiska said the fight would give a chance to Chiotcha to fight after his challenge to take on Tanzanian’s Francis Mcheka in an IBF title rematch was turned down.
Mcheka turned down the challenge insisting that he cannot fight in Malawi as a belt holder.
“This fight would give Chimwemwe a chance to prepare before he considers vying for IBF title fight later in the year. The Congolese boxer is experienced and we feel he will give Chimwemwe the required test,” Msiska said.
Chiotcha is hungry for a fight since knocking out Malawi based Zimbabwean boxer Brian Mwando in the fifth round at Motel Paradise in November.
Chipembere, as Chiotcha is popularly known, was expected to face Zambia based Zimbabwean boxer Charles Manyuchi but contractual disputes contributed to bout failure.
Last month Chiotcha returned into the ring against fellow soldier Alick Mwenda but the fight was called off in the sixth round because of impending darkness.
“I can’t wait to get into the ring and I hope my opponent is strong to give me a good fight,” Chiotcha said.
Chiotcha is an experienced boxer who has fought many fights at amateur level.