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Wilson Masamba outlines retirement plans

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Celebrated lightweight boxer Wilson Masamba is hoping to return to the ring this year before retiring.

Masamba said he had engaged stakeholders to plan and prepare for three bouts before calling it quits.

“I think it is time to start planning for my retirement. I have engaged different promoters so that I should fight international bouts in Blantyre and Lilongwe. Another bout should be held in a foreign country.

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“I would like to end my career colourfully. This is why I am working with promoters to help me achieve my dream,” he said.

The Malawi Defence Force boxer bemoaned effects of the Covid-19 pandemic which cost him some international bouts.

“I had two offers for international bouts including a title fight but I failed to sign contracts due to the virus. Let us hope that this second wave of Covid-19 will not get worse; otherwise, I might spend another year on the sidelines,” he said.

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Masamba made his professional debut on August 28 2005 when he defeated the then boxer of the moment Philemon Nkhakamila Banda on unanimous decision at BAT Ground in Blantyre.

According to boxrec.com, Masamba, 36, has won 29 fights including 10 knockouts, 13 defeats and two draws. However, it is widely believed that Masamba has competed in more fights that were not updated on boxrec. com due the authorities failure to submit relevant details with supporting documents to boxrec.com.

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