By Duncan Mlanjira
The weigh-in complete on Friday, February 19, Felix Mwamaso says he is ready to defend his Super Middleweight title which is being challenged by Brian Mwando when the two square each other off on Saturday, February 20 at Robins Park in Blantyre.
The weigh-in was done publically in front of Kachere Bakery in Ndirande Township and witnessed by promoter Robin Alufandika of Alufandika Boxing Promotions.
“I will defend this title jealously,” Mwamaso said. “I want to assure boxing fans that they will be treated to excellent boxing tomorrow.
“This will be a fight they have been waiting for and I promise to give them the best,” he said.
Mwando looked nonchalant as he joked with people after his weigh in.
“I want the title and I will get it. This will be a very entertaining bout and fans should expect the best,” he said.
Alufandika also assured the fans of a fabulous day of boxing because they have lined up six supporting bouts.
“This will be a boxing fest,” he said. “I assure the fans of a fantastic day of boxing at Robins Park, which is fast becoming a boxing mecca.
“The title fight is the billing of the day but the supporting bouts are equally very interesting,” he said.
In the supporting bouts it will mostly be fights between boxers from Mchinji and Lilongwe.
Mchinji-based Moses Hardwell will square it up against Yobe Kammyomya from Lilongwe in 60kg fight while another Mchinji pugilist Limbani Chikapa challenges Mundi Kuminga from the Capital City also in 64kgs.
Lilongwe’s Alexander Likonde date Mchinji’s Lameck ‘Boko Haram’Chikoti in 64kgs while Yusuf Ali from Lilongwe has challenged Japanese Takuro Sujita, who is based in Mchinji.
In the supporting bouts, Blantyre is being represented by Jones Kakwere who will fight Gift Phiri from Lilongwe in 64kgs.
Zomba has Bright Mdoko who will square it up with Mchinji-based Mussa Mkwanda in 72kgs.
Alufandika Boxing promotions said the fights have been sanctioned by Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board.
Meanwhile, Wilson Masamba will face each other on Sunday February 21 in a non-title fight at Lilongwe Community Centre.
Masamba will probably be fighting to atone for his misfortune in Namibia late last where he was knocked out in 47 seconds of the fight while Kayuni would be in revenge mood having lost the last two matches to Masamba.