Zambia Reports (Lusaka)

15 January 2013

Zambia: Boxing Authority Suspends 'Star' Promoter

The Zambia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Board of Control has suspended boxing trainer Anthony Mwamba for three months for bringing the organization into disrepute.

Mwamba is the brain behind Zambia's female boxing heroine Esther Phiri who won close to a dozen belt in a five year career that was marred with some controversial decision and questionable belts.

Board secretary general Ben Saili announced that Mwambda has been suspended for 90 days after violating their constitution.

He alleged that Mwamba has been operating without a licence and that his suspension means that he will not renew his licence for the next three months.

Saili said anyone under Mwamba's Boxing Stable should seek temporal trainers for three months when the suspension will expire.

Esther, who is on Mwamba's stables, is not expected to fight in the next three months and may not be affected by the development.

The female boxer recently announced she was taking a break to concentrate on her love life presumably with "big" businessman-cum-politician Willie Nsanda.

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