Gogodo on the spotlight in Namibia
Five local boxers face tricky assignments as they aim to follow the good example which compatriot, Limbani Masamba, set last week in Namibia.
Limbani registered an unlikely win when he knocked-out Namibian boxer, Alfeus Shilongo, in the second round last week.
His win came as a relief to the nation after Malawian boxers recently suffered defeats in Namibia.
Now, his elder brother, Wilson, light heavyweight boxer Alick Gogodo, Chikondi Makawa, Moses Mahilasi, Robert Kachiza and Tinkhani Kamanga are in Namibia set for tomorrow’s international non-title fights.
Wilson, a Malawi Defence Force boxer, will take on Jeremiah Nakathila in a four-round junior lightweight contest.
Makawa, who replaced MDF boxer Alick Mwenda, will date Walter Kautondokwa in an eight round non-title middleweight contest.
Kamanga faces Simon Johannes in a six round non-title bantamweight contest.
Gogodo, who recently knocked-out a Tanzanian boxer name, faces Namibian Wilberforce Shihepo in a light heavy-weight eight-round non-title fight, while compatriot Kachiza dates Abimelek Shindjuu in a six-round non-title contest.
No Pain No Gain Boxing Promotions managing director, Craig Rousseau, said the six had thorough preparations before the contest.
“They were training locally and they finalised their preparations in Zimbabwe at Delta Force Boxing Academy under Clyde Musonda. They know it is possible to win in Namibia if you get your game-plan right. Limbani has done it and now it’s their chance to emulate him,” he said.
Meanwhile, former World Boxing Forum welterweight champion, Agnes Mtimaukanena- Mwando, is set to face Kenyan boxer, Consolata Musanga, in an eight-round non-title contest at Robins Park in Blantyre.
The bill is expected to feature about six supporting fights and it is being promoted by Alufandika Boxing Promotions.
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