Female boxer battle-starved


Promising female boxer Ruth Chisale fears that lack of fights will affect her blossoming career.

Chisale last fought last year on November 18 when she knocked out Elizabeth Nota in the first-round.

The boxer, who is widely regarded as the best pound-for-pound female pugilist in the country, said she was surprised that promoters were shunning her.


“I don’t want to blow my own trumpet but my record speaks for itself.

I did well in the amateur category and I have a perfect record in the professional ranks. With that in mind, I am surprised that I rarely get fights. Staying idle will surely affect my career,” she said.

The Lilongwe-based boxer has nine straight wins in the professional ranks.


Chisale believes that she has done enough to woo local and international promoters to arrange title and non-title fights.

Zama Boxing Promotions trainer, Olusegun Kapanga, said the stable was equally frustrated that local and international boxers were not forthcoming to challenge Chisale.

“It is our concern too because most opponents are dodging her. They know they cannot stand her. Sometimes we fail to organise fights for her because most international opponents demand exorbitant fees,” he said.

Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board spokesperson, Frank Chibisa, encouraged the boxer and her stable to be proactive.

“They need to interact and social network with several stakeholders to build relationships,” he said.

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