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Friday, September 29, 2023

Chilemba-Obinna Postponed

Isaac Chilemba's bout against Obinna Mathew has been postponed, according to a report from the Nyasa Times. Chilemba was scheduled to battle tomorrow in a homecoming fight at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Chilemba suffered a rib injury in sparring over two weeks ago. He had hoped to fight anyway, but doctors did not clear Isaac for tomorrow's contest. Instead, he will undergo surgery to repair the injury that has nagged him since 2006. As a result, the fight against Mathew has been postponed indefinitely.

Chilemba has fought all over the world, but never in his home country of Malawi. As a teenager, he moved to South Africa around the time of his mother's passing.

Even without the main event, the rest of the card is set to take place. It marks a big moment in the history of boxing in Malawi.

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