Sat, 10 Feb 2018 13:34:56 +0000
By MICHAEL MIYOBA
ORIENTAL Quarries Boxing Promotions operation manager Chris Malunga has cautioned World Boxing Council (WBC) women international welterweight champion Lolita Muzeya to work hard and retain her title against Malawi’s Ruth Chisale in a rematch ordered by the WBC.
Muzeya recorded an unconvincing victory over Chisale via a unanimous point’s decision in the WBC elimination fight last month but the Malawian accused Malunga’s camp of having fixed the fight.
Malunga however said he respects the WBC’s decision and called on Muzeya to prepare adequately for the rematch to record a convincing victory.
Speaking when he announced bouts for the Solwezi boxing championship, Malunga said Muzeya is a good boxer with a great future provided she works hard.
“Right now, we have failed to reach an agreement with our Malawian colleagues on the terms and conditions. We wrote to WBC telling them that we have failed to reach the agreement and they will guide us on the way forward but as at now the date for the rematch has not been confirmed because we are still negotiating,” Malunga said.
Meanwhile, Muzeya’s trainer Mike Zulu has reaffirmed his commitment to prepare the boxer adequately to record a convincing win over Chisale in the rematch.
Muzeya, who will face Rehima Abdala from Tanzania at the Solwezi tournament before the rematch, said she was ready to face the Malawian boxer.
The winner of the rematch between Muzeya and Chisale will challenge for the WBC gold title held by Cecilia Braekhus of Norway.