Masamba, Adams, Chipembere out to outsmart Zim boxers

Local boxers Wilson ‘Hard-hitter’ Masamba, Jobson Adams and Chimwemwe ‘Chipembere’ Chiotcha have declared war on their Zimbabwean opponents ahead of today’s international boxing festival slated for the capital city’s boxing mecca, M1 Centre Point.

Wilson Masamba

Organised by Glasasi Boxing Promotion and powered by Glasasi Building and Civil Engineering Contractors, the international boxing fiesta sees celebrated local boxer Masamba lining up against Zimbabwe’s Richard Muriri in a 10-round non-title fight, which will be the main bout.

This will be the second time for the two boxers to exchange punches after meeting at Robins Park in Blantyre five years ago, when Masamba emerged winner on points.

The Zimbabwean boxer will, therefore, be eyeing revenge against the Malawian soldier, who is beaming with confidence after stopping a Tanzania boxer a couple of months ago.

Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times ahead of the bout, Masamba said he is aware of what the foreign boxer will be looking for but pointed out he is prepared to handle the situation.

“Muriri is a good boxer and a clean fighter as well and fans should be assured of an entertaining bout. I know for sure, he will come strongly to revenge the defeat I inflicted on him five years ago but I am prepared to handle him.

“I don’t want to disappoint my local fans and the army Commander, who recently decorated me during the MDF Sports Gala,” said Masamba.

Before the main bout, veteran local boxer Jobson Adams will square it up against Zimbabwean Tinashe Mwadziwana, who last year made headlines after knocking down unconscious Malawi’s Robert Kachiza in round two of a ten round international bout.

Mwadziwana also boasts of victory against Malawian boxer Tinkhani Kamanga and a draw against another local boxer Boniface Sitenala.

The veteran Adams said in an interview he is ready to bring to an end Mwadziwana’s reign over local boxers: “He has been meeting inexperienced boxers but he is going to face his match on Sunday. I just ask Malawian fans to come in their large numbers to witness what I will do to this notorious young man,” said Adams.

Word from Chipembere’s camp also indicate the ‘black rhino’ is ready to overhaul Zimbabwe’s Juma Jack in the other supporting bout.

Director of Glasasi Boxing Promotions Gladwel Yohane said everything is well set for the international bouts and promised local fans a rare boxing feast.

“This will be a rare momemt for local boxing fans and we are urging boxing lovers to come in their large numbers and watch top quality action,” said Yohane.

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