16 January 2013

Zambia: Exodus Boss Mwamba Banned

THE Zambia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (ZPBWCB) has with immediate effect slapped a three-month ban from all boxing activities on Exodus Boxing Stables proprietor Anthony Mwamba for bringing the name of the sport into disrepute.

ZPBWCB secretary Ben Saili said in a statement released in Lusaka yesterday that Mwamba was banned following a meeting held on January 11 this year resolved to withhold the renewal of all his licences for a period of ninety days.

Saili said Mwamba was found guilty for bringing the name of the ZPBWCB into disrepute with his media statements saying his statements did not only demean the board secretary as an individual but also his office and that of the appointing authority, the ZPBWCB and also the Minister of Sport.

He said that Mwamba was found guilty of operating his stable without a boxing licence as provided for in section 8 of the Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Act and that he was found guilty of abrogating section 11; subsection 1 (k) of the Act.

Saili said during this period Mwamba may not train any boxers, promote any boxing events and not represent or manage any boxers and that his boxers may seek temporal management contracts saying that Mwamba had the right to appeal.

And Mwamba, who expressed shock at his ban, yesterday said he has appealed the ban to the ZPBWCB chairperson Nelson Sapi.

He said the ban would have an impact on the upcoming fight involving Esther Phiri and a German opponent.

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