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Knock Out Malaria Malawi bill preps on schedule

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Organisers of Knock Out Malaria Malawi boxing contest slated for September 26 in Lilongwe say preparations are on schedule.

The Knock Out Malaria boxing contest will be held at Bingu International Conference Centre featuring top boxers from 10 countries.

One of the organisers, a Zimbabwe-based marketing firm, Etcetera Media Advertisers (Etc) partners of No Pain No Gain Boxing Promotions, disclosed in an interview in Lilongwe on Saturday that preparations were at on advanced stage.

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Etc business development executive, Eric Kandiwa, appealed to the corporate world to assist the stable, saying the boxing contest would be a great opportunity to market their brands.

“We have made great strides in as far as preparations for the boxing contest are concerned but we appeal to companies to join us to make the boxing contest exciting,” Kandiwa said.

Malawi’s pugilist Wilson ‘Shasha’ Masamba, will square up against Brazilian Cid Edson Ribeiro in World Boxing Union title fight whereas Malawi’s top heavyweight boxer, Alick Gogodo, will slug it out with Zimbabwean, Trevor Mpofu.

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Masamba,who is undergoing training at Zimbabwe’s Delta Force Boxing Academy, alongside compatriot Charles Misanjo, said he was geared a head of the bout.

In the second bout, Misanjo will take on Maobi Mothina of Botswana for the World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF) welterweight belt.

Other bouts involve Zambian Bernad Mwango and Zimbabwean Tinashe Mwadziwane in the bantamweight category, veteran Zimbabwean female boxer Diana Makumbe has a huge task against Chinese Hu Die.

Malawi’s rising female boxer Duduzile Kamkwamba has a task against Zimbabwean Kudakwashe Chiwandire.

The boxing contest has been organised by No Pain No Gain in partnership with Jay Masangi of Tanzania’s Hall Fame Boxing Promotions, Delta Force Boxing Promotions and New Dawn Boxing Promotions.

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