Chikondi Makawa, Anisha Basheer on WBC undercard


Former national welterweight champion, Chikondi Makawa and female pugilist, Anisha Basheer, have a chance to market themselves when they feature on the World Boxing Council (WBC) Gold medal undercard in Lusaka, Zambia tomorrow.

The Malawi pair will feature before the main bout between Zambian Catherine Phiri who will be defending her WBC Gold against Gabisile Tshabalala of Botswana.

Makawa will take on Congolese Shariff Kasongo with Basheer meeting Lorita Mzeya in a non-title rematch. The Malawians hope to win.


“It is not easy to feature on this bill and it means a lot to me. I had good preparations in Malawi and Zimbabwe where we have been camping,” Makawa said.

“I am in Zambia to fight. I will put up an impressive performance. I don’t mind the reputation of my opponent. I want to build my own record.”

Basheer said she was gunning for revenge having lost on points to Mzeya at home last year.


No Pain No Gain Boxing Promotions Managing Director, Craig Rousseau, said he was keeping fingers crossed ahead of the fights.

“With our partner Delta Force Boxing Academy, we have given our boxers all the support. We know that the fights are tough but we have confidence in our boxers,” he said.

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