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Basheer, Misanjo cleared for Friday’s Iron Fist bill

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Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board (MPBCB) has cleared boxers Anisha Basheer and Charles Misanjo to take part in the Iron Fist bill set for Robins Park on Friday.

The participation of the two was hanging in the balance after they lost in Zambia during non-title international fights.

There were contrasting reports with some indicating that they lost through retirements while others claimed it was through knock-outs.

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Misanjo retired in the third round to a Congolese opponent, Mbiya Nkanku, while Basheer lost in a similar manner to Loreta Mzeya.

According to MPBCB spokesperson, Frank Chibisa, the pair was free to fight because they lost through retirement.

“If they had lost through a knockout we could not have cleared them. If a boxer loses through retirement or technical knock-out he or she can be cleared upon medical examination. We got medical reports from Zambia and we will also examine them ourselves,” he said.

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Following the clearance, Basheer will meet rival Ruth Chisale in a four-round welterweight nontitle contest while Misanjo will take on Bright Mdoka in a six-round welterweight contest.

No Pain No Gain Boxing Promotions is arranging the forthcoming bill and in the main fight, Limbani Masamba and Ernest Msoliza will face-off in a12-round contest for the super welterweight title.

In the main supporting fight, Raston Kayira will meet Chrispin Moliati in an eight-round non-title contest.

Tinashe Mwadziwana of Zimbabwe will take on Boniface Stenala in an international bantamweight six-round contest.

Zimbabwean female boxer, Kudakwashe Chendawire, takes on Duduzire Kamwamba in a bantamweight non-title rematch after their draw.

Lightweight boxer Steve Maliko will debut against Jonas Kakwere while local middleweight champion, Felix Mwamaso will take on Zimbabwean Nicola Mutonhora in a six-round non-title contest.

Promising Kudakwashe Banda will clash with Leno Yuda while No pain No Gain new signing, Emmanuel Chimanja, will entertain Yusuf Master in a four-round non-title lightweight contest.

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