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Mtimaukunena / Muthoni To Battle For TheIBF Intercontinental Female Welterweight Title



MONDAY 06 MAY, 2013 – DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – MALAWI is on cause for a Big Day when the beautiful Agness Mtimaukunena finally fights for the “IBF vacant Intercontinental Female Welterweight Title” against Kenyan Florence Muthoni in July 7, 2013. This was revealed recently by the IBF – Africa President Onesmo Ngowi.

Agnes Mtimaukunena and Florence Muthoni becomes only second and third females in Africa to fight for the IBF I/C Female prestigious title. The first female to ever got a shot at the title is Princess Helen Joseph of Nigeria who won the I/C featherweight female title on Friday May 3rd, 2013 in Accra, Ghana after purnishing the Hungarian Mariana Gulyas dubbed “one of the shortest” fight in boxing history that lasted only “28 seconds” in the first round.

Mr. Stephen Mawenzi, who is the Managing Director of Mawenzi Boxing Promotion LTD a company incorporated in Malawi said that the tournament is set for July 7th, 2013 in the city of Blantyre in Malawi. This tournament will put Malawi in the same league with other African countries who are building capacity for boxing as professional sport in Africa, thanks to the International Boxing Federation (IBF)’s “Sports Tourism Program”.

The beautiful Agness Mtimaukunena is a young female boxer who epitomizes glory in boxing at the time when the sport requires great public awareness and support. Malawians from all walks of life have expressed joys to this great news and are keenly waiting for the July 7th rumble.

Announcing that Malawi has now joined other eight African countries in the “IBF Sports Tourism Program” the IBF – Africa Chief, Onesmo Ngowi from Tanzania said that the country has great potential in boxing as a professional sport. Ngowi said that Africa is on course for great progress as he declared that IBF aims to sanctioning over 100 tournaments in year 2013/14.