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Salimu Chazama eyes head-start

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Former lightweight champion, Salimu Chazama, has promised an impressive start to his career with Legacy Boxing Promotions this weekend.

Chazama will take on Tanzanian boxer, Donald Oscar, in an eight-round non-title fight at M1 Centre Point in Lilongwe.

Initially Chazama, a Malawi Defence Force boxer, was expected to take on compatriot, Hadjson Mkoka, but Zama Boxing Promotions changed his opponent due to technical reasons.

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Chazama has a tight schedule as he will also vie for a lightweight title rematch against Tanzanian Allan Kamote.

“I take each fight seriously. I promise to give my fans what they want. I will beat this guy,” he said.

Chazama also said he wanted to impress his new promoter, Jason Bowler, of Legacy.

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“This means that I have to fight my lungs out. This is the moment to show my boss what sort of stuff I am made of,” he said.

Chazama has in 25 bouts, won 19, lost four and drawn twice whereas the Tanzanian has eight wins, three defeats and a draw.

In the main supporting fight, Ruth Chisale will take on Zambian, Ashe Ndengere, in a six-round non-title fight.

Chisale has since vowed to maintain her perfect record.

“I just have to win at all cost. I have had fantastic preparations,” said the boxer who has never lost in seven fights.

Ndengere has four wins, including two knockouts, five defeats and two draws.

In another supporting fight, Emmanuel Chimaja will meet George Kandulo in a six-round bantam weight non-title fight.

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