‘The Chairman’ Eyes WBA Title In Namibia

By Gilbert Munetsi

National bantamweight boxing champion Tinashe “The Chairman” Mwadziwana is in Namibia for the biggest fight of his career, the World Boxing Association Pan Africa super bantamweight title.

The bill that has been put together by MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy will take place at Kuisemund Stadium on Saturday, December 4.

Mwadziwana will fight Namibia’s Matheus Heita in the boxing extravaganza dubbed “Together As One Part 5”.

Tinashe “The Chairman” Mwadziwana before departure

He arrived in the “land of the brave” this week in the company if his coach Clyde Musonda and another fighter from Zimbabwe, Tinashe Zihove.

 Zihove will fight on an international super-middleweight undercard contest against Max Ipinge, also of Namibia.

For one who has been in the boxing business for a long time now, the gods may this weekend finally smile on Mwadziwana and reward him for his perseverance that dates back to the time he graduated from the amateur ranks as a crude talent. He can now be rated as a semi-polished diamond.

Though yet to taste the sweetness of continental championship, “The Chairman” remains a renowned workaholic whose exploits inside the boxing ring have won him the national championship title in his division.

It is fact that Namibia is a lion’s den if testimony is to be derived from results posted by many-a-boxer who have gone down there for a hunt.

Trophy has been rather elusive for most of them, save for Peter Pambeni and Brendon Denes who both returned home with World Boxing Organisation (WBO) titles snatched from the jaws of hungry Namibian boxers.

But Musonda is an optimist, telling Nhau before departure that they will turn the tables and bring the championship home to Zimbabwe.

“We’ve been working on this assignment for some time and the smell of sweet victory is heavy in the air. We are not leaving anything to chance, but we will fight hearts and lungs out to achieve our desire.”

Should he win the WBA, Mwadziwana will become the second boxer to do so after Tamsanqa Dube won the same belt in the heavyweight division more than a decade ago.

However, Zimbabwe has recorded champions under a variety of other boxing associations such as the Commonwealth Boxing Council, ABU, WBO, WBC, GBU, WIBA, WABA and CBC.

In a related development, the Mau Mau Peanuts4Diamonds boxing series scheduled for Magamba Hall this weekend has been pushed to December 11. The venue has also been shifted to Raylton Sports Club, the first home to Mau Mau Boxing. Nhau/Indaba

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