Kuhes appeals for Knockout Suicide boxing bill support
Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (Kuhes) Sports Complex has asked the corporate world to consider partnering the institution to successfully stage the Knockout Suicide boxing bill on April 28.
Kuhes General Manager George Chitunga said this after unveiling Amaryllis Hotel, Rashy Motors and Chibuku as some of the sponsors.
“We are delighted that the three have partnered us with different packages but we still need more partners to stage a successful boxing bill. We need about K60 million to host the contest,” he said.
Chitunga said Kuhes is hopeful that companies and individuals will support the cause.
“Firstly, we are promoting boxing. It has been some years since Blantyre hosted international fights. Secondly, we are encouraging people not to commit suicide,” he said.
During the bill, national welterweight champion Hannock Phiri will face South Africa-based compatriot Dennis Mwale.
The two will face off in a double header for the vacant Universal Boxing Organisation (Ubo) and national junior welterweight belts.
The development comes after Phiri was declared fit to compete after suffering a third-round technical knockout (TKO) against Jakhongir Rasulov in Uzbekistan last month.
Phiri underwent a medical assessment where he was certified fit.
Phiri is a holder of the World Boxing Forum (WBF) and World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF) super lightweight belts.
Other boxers to feature on the bill include Agnes Mtimaukanena, Mphatso Metauzu, Ruth Chisale and Chikondi Makawa.