Zambia Daily Mail by Online Editor on 5/31/13
By DIANA MUTAKAFIMBO
HEAVYWEIGHT boxers Francis Galagata Zulu and Joseph No pressure Chingangu will on August 10 clash in a World International Boxing Federation (WIBF)/World Boxing Union (WBU) unification fight in Lusaka.
The bout will be under Exodus Boxing Stables.
Director Anthony Mwamba said during a press briefing at Fairview Hotel in Lusaka yesterday that the 12-round bout is aimed at promoting the local heavyweights.
Mwamba said the budget for the fight which will have seven supporting bouts is KR490,000 and that the sanction fee of US$2,000 has already been sent.
Our budget for this fight is KR490,000. So far we have raised and sent the US$2,000 sanction fee, Mwamba said.
Exodus has partnered with Mpila Media to help promote the fight.
Mpila Media director Ponga Liwewe said the media company will help Exodus acquire television rights for the fight.
Our involvement in the upcoming fight is to structure broadcasting deals from the television stations so that the fight could be broadcast live for the Zambian people to watch, he said.
And Zulu has vowed to send Chingangu into retirement.
Zulu, 38, said the 46-year-old Chingangu is too old to match his standards and that the veteran boxer will have no option but to hang his gloves after August 10.
He advised Chigangu to save himself from embarrassment by surrendering the fight.
But Chingangu warned Zulu against underrating him saying boxing is in the ring and not the boardroom.
My name is no pressure and I indeed have no pressure. I dont talk much because I believe in action. Lets fight in the ring, he said.
One of the supporting bouts will have Pathias Chisenga taking on Isaac Omari in a WIBF flyweight clash.
Heavyweight Ngandu Biselele will be up against Borniface Simasiku, Nelson Manda will take on Alfred Kaziwa in a lightweight non-title fight and Anos Temfwa will be up against Amos Kakawila with Abias Silupumbwe taking on Ntumba Mwamba.