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Anisha Bashir offered Waba title

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BASHIR— In military attire

Female boxing sensation, Anisha Bashir, has been offered a chance to contest for World Africa Boxing Association (Waba) supreme lightweight title.

The offer is in recognition to Bashir’s achievements having won two reputable belts in the past, the African Boxing Union and Commonwealth titles.

Details about the date, venue and opponent are yet to be released.

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Waba’s director of administration and human resource, Musonda Irene Joseph, notified Bashir’s management team about the offer through a letter dated June 6, 2020.

“In unprecedented move confounded by its unique leverage the beautiful military lady and Malawian Anisha Bashir has been offered a shot at the Waba’s Supreme world title.

“Waba’s founding President and the Chair to the Board Dr. Onesmo Alfred McBride Ngowi, says Bashir has elevated the sport of boxing by excelling at her military call of duty. She has proved that she is beyond ordinary boxers. Look the way she performed at the military call for duty,” read part of Waba’s letter.

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Bashir’s manager-cum-trainer, Clyde Musonda, confirmed the development saying it was timely offer after the boxer successfully completed military training.

“The belt is important because it will give us credentials. What matters most is to win it. Boxing is all about winning belts and it will give us chance to challenge other belts,” he said.

However, Musonda said they were yet to budget for the fight as the organisers were still waiting for confirmation.

“The organisers have given us chance to host the fight in Zimbabwe or Malawi. So we want to draft our budget before approaching other stakeholders to bankroll the fight,” Musonda said.

Previously Bashir was under No Pain No Gain Boxing Promotions management but she left the stable following disagreements with the body’s managing director, Craig Rousseau.

Bashir, 23, has eight wins and six defeats.

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