Former three-time world champion Paulus ‘The Rock’ Ambunda will battle Zimbabwean journeyman Tinashe Mwadziwana for the newly established World Africa Boxing Association world super bantamweight title in Harare on April18.
It marks Ambunda’s return to the ring since surrendering the IBO super bantamweight world title to American Stephen Fulton Jr on points in May last year.
The 39-year-old (27-3) believes he has more to offer and is favorite to add to his list of accomplishments, while his opponent is looking to build on recent momentum.
The pair fight under the Deltaforce Boxing banner in association with Global Boxing Stars.
Detalforce Boxing managing director Clyde Musonda is expecting a blockbuster Independence Day Celebrations Boxing Bonanza.
“This show will be the best I’ve done by far, and the atmosphere and excitement will be electric,” Musonda said in statement.
“The show will deliver an exciting international fight card and leave the fans and the sponsors begging for more. The fight card also includes three prospects from Botswana as they take on some of Zimbabwe’s best in action packed fights,” he continued.
“I am so honored to have the support from Global Boxing Stars assisting me to bring this show together, and for the World Africa Boxing Association for granting us the opportunity to host their new title here in Zimbabwe on such a great day of independence,” added Musonda.
Madziwana (17-12) is no stranger to the Namibian boxing audience, having infamously flung himself to the canvas in protest after losing to Joseph Smokey Hilongwa at Helao Nafidi in 2016.
The 31-year-old Zimbabwean believed he was the victim of a hometown decision following his narrow points defeat.
There was no controversy around his earlier loss to Hilongwa in 2011 for the World Boxing Association Pan African flyweight title in Windhoek.
Just as there was no disputing his other five defeats to other Namibian fighters. But he went the distance in all those fights.
This time around, he has hometown advantage and is on a five-fight winning streak which includes three knockouts and unanimous decision victory. The last of Madziwana’s three career losses came in 2017 at the hands of Malawian Aubrey Masamba.