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Ruth Chisale loses in Zambia

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Rising boxer Ruth Chisale’s quest for a World Boxing Council (WBC) International lightweight title fight ended in a unanimous’ points loss to Lolita Muzeya during an elimination fight in Lusaka, Zambia, on Saturday.
This was the first loss for the 20-year-old Malawian boxer in 13 fights.
Unbeaten in her career’s 13 fights, the Zambian (Muzeya) has now cemented her growing reputation as one of the finest female boxers in Southern Africa.
Previously, the Zambian defeated Malawian boxers Agnes Mtimaukanena-Mwando, Eneles Nkhwanti and Anisha Bashir (twice).
Chisale wanted to become the first local female boxer to vie for the WBC International fight and emulate Anisha Bashir, who recently won an African Boxing Union (ABU) super lightweight title after stopping Kenyan boxer Consolata Masunga.
Chisale and her Manager Steve Msiska of Ngumi Boxing Stable could not be reached for their comments yesterday.
Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board President, Lonzoe Zimba, commenting on Chisale’s fight on WhatsApp, claimed that she was robbed of victory.
“Our boxer dominated most rounds, and we are surprised by the outcome. We will discuss with Ruth’s stable to see if there shall be need to officially lodge a complaint. The decision can be reversed if we raise strong points. All in all, Ruth performed well,” said Zimba, who witnessed the bout.
The board’s Vice General Secretary, Mbachichi Nyirenda, refereed and judged some of the bouts in Zambia

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