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Agnes Mtimaukanena open to rival title fights

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Newly appointed World Africa Boxing Association (Waba) commissioner Agnes Mtimaukanena-Mwando has said she will be allowed to vie for other belts despite being attached to Waba.

“This is a good development because it means my role at Waba does not compromise my boxing career. Despite being a Waba commissioner, I can challenge or accept offers for other organisations such as World Boxing Council (WBC),” Mtimaukanena said.

However, Mtimaukanena said it would be tricky to vie for a Waba title while in Malawi.

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“I can contest for a Waba title elsewhere but not in Malawi. I am a commissioner here [Malawi] and once a Waba fight is fixed, I will be involved in the organisation as I will be working with promoters and the boxing board,” she said.

The 29 year-old boxer is still dreaming of a WBC title shot, having fought once on October 14 in 2016 when she lost to Zambian Lolita Muzeya at International Convention Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe.

“Several factors contributed to my loss. The fight was shifted thrice and when it was rescheduled for the fourth time, I did not believe that it would take place as such, my preparations were not the best,” Mtimaukanena said, while reflecting on her loss for the vacant WBC Silver Female Welterweight title.

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The mother of two [Kupakwashe and Kudzaishe] last fought in 2018 when she defeated Eugene Kayange at 24/7 Kameza Roundabout in Blantyre two years ago.

Mtimaukenena, who won the World Boxing Forum welterweight belt after defeating Kenyan Susan Andeso in 2012, has 10 wins, three defeats and a draw.

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