Ruth Chisale off to South Africa
Top local female boxer of the moment, Ruth Chisale, left for South Africa Wednesday to prepare for a World Boxing Council (WBC)-Gold elimination fight.
Chisale, who travelled by bus, is scheduled to face highly rated Zambian pugilist Lolita Muzeya in Lusaka on December 30.
Chisale’s Manager, Steve Msiska of Ngumi Boxing Stable, confirmed that the winner of the eliminator would qualify for a WBC-Gold title fight in March.
Chisale is not taking chances and will step up her preparations at Johannesburg’s Rocky Boxing Academy, which Malawian Rodger Romio Kumwenda owns.
“We have discussed with Romio and he has accommodated Ruth in his camp. The forthcoming fight is crucial and we feel we should prepare massively to stand a chance of qualifying for the World Boxing Council-Gold title fight.
“We are pleased that Romio accepted to host Ruth. Rocky Boxing Academy has been supporting us and one of our boxers Ellen Simwaka is also there,” Msiska said, adding that Chisale might spar with a South African ahead of the bout.
“Everyone is aware of Lolita’s fights. She has defeated two, if not three, Malawian boxers. So, we need to prepare thoroughly. However, details of the fight will be shared once the fight is fixed.”
Muzeya, who is undefeated in 12 fights, beat Agnes Mtimaukanena-Mwando (twice), Anisha Bashir (twice) and Eneles Nkhwanti (once).
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