It is not everyday that we have Malawians making headlines on the international scene for good reasons. One young man, Isaac Chilemba, has made it on top of the boxing news for winning the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) Supermiddle weight title after beating an Australian Challenger, Micheal Bolling.
The 23 year old Chilemba is a Malawian born boxer based in South Africa. He is not new on the boxing stage having won two African titles under World Boxing Council and African Boxing Union.
Though boxing is not my everyday meat, i took time to watch the bout broadcast live on SuperSport 5 simply because it involved my fellow countryman. The guy was just superb and was very confident in the ring.
The last time Chilemba won a belt, he wanted to seek an audience with the President, Prof. Bingu wa Mutharika but he was frustrated along the way. Now that he has won an international belt, i feel it is right if he is given a chance to meet the State President and show him the belts. He has done us proud.
Coming from a nation which is not always doing good in the sports area, Chilemba has written a new chapter in the history of sports in Malawi. Congratulations boy!!