Malawi’s Mtimaukanena is Africa’s WBF boxing Champion

Malawi’s female boxing pugilist Agnes Mtimaukanena has been crowned Africa’s female boxing champion after knocking down Kenyan boxer Suzan Anderson in a light middleweight  World Boxing Forum (WBF)  bout which took place at the Nankhaka Stadium in Lilongwe on Sunday.

The 20-year-old Mtimaukanena dominated almost all rounds of the bout.

However, her opponent , 28 also proved not to be a walk over as she produced some wonderful punches.

Mtimaukanena came with full force in the final round aiming to win the bout on Technical Knockout but could not manage it. She eventually won on points.

Mtimaukanena: Wins first title bout

Speaking after the first title bout, Mtimaukanena told Nyasa  Times that she was delighted with the win.

“I am so happy that I have won the fight and fulfilled the promise I gave to Malawians that I will win” she said.

She said the bout was “tough” and conceded while confessing that her plans to knock-out her opponent  failed.

The Kenyan boxer Anderson attributed her loss to fatigue.

“I travelled by road for five days therefore I spent much of my time on the road; I only trained yesterday here in Malawi and I haven’t been eating because I lost appetite due to the long travel” said Anderson.

Mtimaukanen as professional debut was against Hamisa Willy whom she defeated in June 2011 in Tanzania.

She then drew against Diana Makumbe at Blantyre Youth Centre in July 2011 before defeating Zamadan Amani at Majimaji Stadium, Songea, Tanzania in October 2011.

Before Mtimaukanena’s fight there were other supporting amateur bouts and profession test involving Wellington Balakasi who fought with two boxers Charles Misanjo and Mose Mahilasi.

Balakasi is preparing for an international title fight in Tanzania shortly.

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