Promoters have announced that the Nissan Note Ipite Super 8 Boxing Bonanza will start on March 27 in Lilongwe with some mouthwatering light welterweight fights.
Top of the bill will be the fight between promising boxers Israel Kam’mwamba and Byson Gwayani as well as the bout involving Hannock Phiri and Crispin Moliati.
The other bouts involve Dennis Mwale and Salimu Chazama whereas Alexander Likande will face Limbani Chikapa.
According to the draw held at African Bible College on Friday, the first bout will be between Mwale and Chazama on March 27 before the bout involving Kam’mwamba and Gwayani on April 3rd.
The third bout involving Phiri and Moliati will be on May 1 before Likande and Chikapa in the last bout on May 8.
A draw for the last four bouts will be conducted at the completion of the top 8 round.
The bouts will take place at different venues namely M1 Centre Point, ABC Court, Kamuzu Institute for Sports and Mangochi.
All the bouts will be spiced up by live music performances.
In reacting to the draw, Gwayani fired warning shots to Kam’mwamba.
“He should be prepared for war. I will teach him some boxing lessons,” Gwayani said.
Platinum Fitness has organised the boxing bonanza.
The stable’s director Ndaona M’bwana appealed to the corporate world and individuals to support them.
“We have selected the best boxers in the country but we need more support from companies and individuals to make it a success,” M’bwana said.
Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board President Lonzoe Zimba said the tournament would help keep the boxers in shape.
“This is the first of its kind in the history of Malawi boxing. I believe the boxers will be motivated to take boxing as a career,” Zimba said.
The overall winner of the bonanza will get a brand new Nissan Note or cash equivalent.