ABU fight takes Limbani to South Africa


Former national super welterweight champion, Limbani Masamba, is undergoing special sparring sessions in South Africa ahead of his Africa Boxing Union (ABU) title fight against Congolese boxer, Mbiya Nkanku.

Limbani, who was camping in Zimbabwe, arrived at BRD Boxing Academy in West Rand, Johannesburg on Thursday with his trainer Clyde Musonda, while the boxer ’s manager, Craig Rousseau of No Pain No Gain Boxing Promotions, joined him on Friday.

Rousseau said they wanted Limbani to overcome the opponent who handed him his first loss in the professional ranks in 2013.


“We are doing everything possible to get our boxer super fit. We feel that the sparring sessions will help his technical aspect of the fight. Besides that, we have to spar with the best to be the best,” he said.

Rousseau could not reveal how much the stable had pumped into Limbani’s preparations.

“It is substantial but it is worth it. As a nation, we need to support each other to win the contest. As you recall, Chikoya Mphande won a similar belt in the early 1990s in Zambia while Isaac Chilemba had to do it in South Africa. On our part, we would like to get the belt at home,” he said.


The ABU fight will be part of the main activities of World Boxing Council convention which the Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board will host from May 11 to 14 in Lilongwe

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