Alick Mwenda, Felix Mwamaso rekindle rivalry
Local middle-weight champion, Felix Mwamaso and former champion Alick Mwenda, have stepped up preparations for next week’s title fight at Lilongwe Community Centre.
This will be their third meeting this year. Mwamaso won the first fight to snatch the middleweight title from Mwenda, who eventually claimed victory in the second fight.
The re-match was a non-title contest. This time, Mwenda said he would like to reclaim the belt.
“I don’t want to go into the specifics of the first fight. I strongly feel I won the contest. Even though I won the second fight, I am still bitter that I lost the belt under questionable circumstances. Now, I want to revenge and reclaim the belt,” he said.
Mwenda, 28, said he was training at Malawi Armed Forces College in Salima to enhance his chances of winning.
“Of course, I won the second fight but I noticed some areas that needed polishing up, hence camping in Salima,” said the boxer who has fought 21 times, winning 15 and losing six.
On his part, Mwamaso said he was finalising preparations in his quest to defend the belt.
“Just because he won the second fight, which was a non-title does not mean that he will win the next fight. I will approach the title fight differently, and that is what I have been doing lately,” he said.
Mwamaso , 23, has 16 fights, winning 13 times and losing thrice.
New Dawn Boxing Promotions managing director, Mike Chimaliza, said they have leveled the playing field by organising the re-match.
“We are specialists in title fights and we want each and every boxer to have a chance of winning a belt. This time, Mwenda has a chance to reclaim it, while Mwamaso must prove his worth by defending the belt,” he said.
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