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MPBCB bids to stage judges course

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Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board (MPBCB) has revealed that it presented a bid to the World Boxing Council (WBC) to host referees and judges’ course either next year or in 2017.

MPBCB president, Lonzoe Zimba, who recently returned from Kunming City in China where he attended the 53rd WBC annual convention, said they were desperate to host the course.

Zimba said professional boxing was thriving in the country and therefore, it was necessary to equip judges and referees with skills and knowledge to handle title and non-title fights professionally

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“Currently, our judges are doing well but there is need to give them additional skills and knowledge as you know that the sport has tremendously advanced,” he said.

Zimba was confident that WBC would grant Malawi the right to host the seminar.

“I had a very good chat with WBC officials, including the president Maurico Suleman. They were delighted with the developments we have made in terms of professional boxing,” he said.

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During the same WBC convention, Zimba also requested the world body to consider granting Malawian boxers good ratings to enable them take part in international title fights.

Zimba also successfully negotiated with WBC to grant local female boxer, Agnes Mtimaukanena-Mwando, a WBC Silver title fight against Zambian, Loleta Muzeya.

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