Malawi’s boxing landscape will wear a new face when American female boxer Jessica Zuzik faces promising Anisha Basheer on the undercard of Robert Kachiza and Zimbabwean boxer Tinashe Mwadziwana.
The bill is set for Sunday at Lilongwe Community Centre.
New Dawn Boxing Promotions managing director, Mike Chimaliza, said the stable was set to unleash the American for her Malawian debut.
“New Dawn in its endeavour to promote female boxers features a bout involving ladies during each of its contests. But this one is interesting because it features an international lady boxer from America working as an expatriate here in Malawi. Her name is Jessica Zuzik and she will face our very own Anisha Basheer,” he said.
Chimaliza said the American and Malawian female boxers had been asking for the fight for some months ago after Zuzik watched Basheer taking on a local rival, Ruth Chisale, at Kamuzu Institute for Sports on October 26 last year.
“Zuzik even went into the ring to show her boxing skills through a pad work with her coach Cobra. Fans were mesmerised and she promised to engage in a real fight and the day will come on Sunday,” he said.
Chimaliza said Zuzik was training very hard in readiness for the fight.
“I recently visited her in the gym and she seems prepared for the fight. She has since promised to bring more supporters from the American community living in Malawi,” she said.
This will be the first time for New Dawn Boxing Promotions to organise an international non-title bill since the establishment of the stable.
In the main fight, Kachiza, who boasts of an impressive amateur record, will take Mwadziwana in an eight round non-title contest.
Kachiza is a former gold medalist at the 2007 Africa Youth games in Lesotho and also won bronze medal during the 2009 All Africa Youth Games in Namibia. He is also a former Olympian having participated at the 2008 Olympic Games held in China. He also won bronze medal during the 2010 Zone VI games in South Africa.
New Dawn Boxing Promotions has organized the bill following ties the stable has established with Delta Force Boxing Academy of Zimbabwe.
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