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Isaac Chilemba ranked 13th, dares Ryno Liebenberg

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Boxing star Isaac ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba has attracted attention after challenging South African boxer Ryno Liebenberg.

The Malawian launched the challenge after latest World Boxing Council rank­ings showed he was ranked 13.

Chilemba said he decided to open­ly dare Liebenberg following calls from boxing fans to see them fighting.

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“I have been getting a lot of calls and messages asking if this fight is actually happening or if it will happen My answer has been plain and simple as I answered when the first suggestion was made. So I decided to put it here for all those who are still wondering, asking that question,” he said.

Interestingly, both Chilemba and Li­ebenberg recently reduced weight to su­per middleweight from light heavyweight category.

Liebenberg stopped Rowan Campbell on March 14 whereas Chilemba drew with Fedor Chudinov of Russia on Feb­ruary 20.

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Chilemba said he was comfortable with both weight categories.

“For now, I am comfortable at either weight division. If I have a good offer at light heavyweight I will do it, same at super middleweight. This guy (Ray­no) is a light heavyweight fighter but he did the same as I did recently, he moved down to super middleweight because the fight made sense. He won by stoppage time.

“I am a fighter, a champion who is always ready for any challenge. I will fight @rynothelion [Liebenberg] any time, at super middleweight or light heavyweight. At this point I will leave it to them and see what they will do with the challenge thrown in their direction. My team is happy with the fight; therefore, let us see what the oth­er side will do. Boxing fans want to see it,” he said.

Liebenberg, 37, has 21 wins in­cluding 14 knockouts, seven defeats and a draw whereas Chilemba 32, has 26 wins including 10 knockouts, seven losses and three draws.

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