Malawi’s got talent in boxing, says Mzuzu promoter Big Joe

Joe Thomas Nyirongo, a Mzuzu-based boxer trading under the banner Aunt Tina Boxing Promotions, has said Malawi has a lot of talent in boxing which is yet to be unearthed.

Malawi female boxer Agness Mtimaukanena in boxing demo with her coach
Malawi female boxer Agness Mtimaukanena in boxing demo with her coach

Nyirongo, popularly known as Big Joe by boxing fanatics and peers in Mzuzu, said it was sad that government was not investing enough in boxing.

“Everyone knows football has failed us in many regards,” Nyirongo told Nyasa Times. “As a country we should be thinking of diverting to other sporting activities that can help us make a name.”

Nyirongo who has so far worked with boxers Mwayi Kamanga, Ernest Msoliza, Chikondi Makawa, Bright Mdoka, Osgood Kayuni, Lameck Mkangama and Lastone Kayira told Nyasa Times that all was not lost.

“Government must prioritize her spending. Malawi has a lot of talent in boxing,” he said.

He announced of an international boxing fest scheduled for August 30 at Obrigado Leisure Centre in Mzuzu.

According to him, Malawians Felix Mwamaso and Ernest Msoliza will fight with Zimbabweans Nicola Mutonhora and Takudwza Kuchocha respectively.

The Zimbabwean boxers are from the Zimbabwe Delta Force Academy and are managed by Clyde Musonda of Harare.

Malawi’s sporting profile has over the years been frustrated by the meagre performance of the Flames, Malawi’s national team, but has registered a lot of admirable results in the netball and boxing circles.

Presently, South African-based internationally renowned boxer Isaac Chilemba is regarded as one of the best boxers from Malawi and has won a lot of international accolades.

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JB
JB
5 years ago

aMalawi tinabadwa a sanje mumafuna mukhale inu a promoter mwagwa nayo asiyeni anthu amene Mulungu anawadalitsa atukule malawi

JB
JB
5 years ago

Amalawi akanakhala ndi mzungu apanga promote boxing mukamanena mzungu ndi dolo.koma wakuda mzathu mitima ikufuna kuphulilika.Siyani nkhwizi.Umphawi umene ukutivutha m manyumbamu.More fire Bigjoe.Azafa chonchi ndi mavuto awo

JB
JB
5 years ago

wina mukudana naye anakulandani mkazi

zolozolo
zolozolo
5 years ago

Mbava yotheratu imenei amalawi samalani. Yaswa manyumba osaneneka mu mzuzu mpakana ine ndinasamukamo mu mz coz of him. kundende anabwerako coz of his political involvement but he deserve to be locked up again. boxing nkobisalira

Bwana
Bwana
5 years ago

Iwe Professor James…..ako ma boxer uthandiza liti

Jomba
Jomba
5 years ago

Tisamakhale a kaduka…..tidzayamikira liti kodi?

Professor Peter
Professor Peter
5 years ago

Keep it up Big Joe

Mwanafyale
Mwanafyale
5 years ago

Ife tikusangalala kuno…..musova

JB
JB
5 years ago

Thats why we will never develop

JB
JB
5 years ago

Thats why we will not develop in Malawi. We concentrate on critcising instead of encouraging

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