HARARE – Zimbabwean bantamweight boxer Tinashe “Chairman” Madziwana will have to wait a little bit longer before he can fight for his maiden international title after promoters postponed his bout to October.
Initially, Madziwana was scheduled to square up against Hashimu Zuberi of Tanzania in a unification bout for the vacant World Boxing Organisation (WBO), World Boxing Confederation (WBC) and African Boxing Union (ABU) belts this coming Monday at the City Sports Centre.
The August 14, bout has since been shifted to October 28, with joint promoters Delta Force Boxing Academy (DFBA) and No Pain No Gain of Malawi saying they need more time to allow all the interested stakeholders an opportunity to be part of the fight.
“DFBA and partners wish to inform boxing fans and stakeholders that the Heroes and Defence Forces Boxing Bonanza will now be held on October 28 instead of the publicised August 14 2017,” DFBA trainer Clyde Musonda said.
“We continue to enjoy outstanding corporate, organisational and governmental support and it is with this in mind that, on the suggestion of our new stakeholders and in consultation with those already on-board, we have unanimously agreed to move the tournament to the newly proposed date.
“We apologise to our loyal fans for prolonging the anticipation as we know they have itching to witness Madziwana in action once again.
“We promise that this event will go down as one of the greatest on Zimbabwean soil in recent memory and this move ensures that this promise may be exceedingly delivered.”
Musonda, however, said the shifting of the fight will not affect their training as they will keep on shaping themselves up until the day it will finally happen.
On the same night there will also be another welterweight title fight between Anisha Bashir of Malawi against Gifty Amanua Ankrah of Ghana.
There will also be 10 more supporting bouts on the under-card of the two title fights.