Malawi's local welterweight boxing champion Charles Misanjo has engaged Zambian boxing trainer Isaac Phiri ahead of his title defence bout against Limbani Masamba slated for Robins Park next week Friday night.
Misanjo's manager Harold Dzuwa said they wanted to prove that the Mchinji based boxer was one of the best boxers in the country.
"I have a strong feeling that Charles has all the qualities to make it big in the country. However, he is betrayed because in most cases he trains under the guidance of unqualified coaches," he said.
Dzuwa said Phiri would train Misanjo for two weeks but will not be available for the fight.
"The trainer will just impart the skills and will not be available for the fight because of other commitments," he said.
Meanwhile, Limbani's manager Charles Nkhoma said they were unfazed with the development.
"Our coach Moses Mankhwala is concentrating on our camp. We have our own game plan and we will stick to it," he said.
Limbani, 21, and Misanjo, 23, will feature in a 'Night of Belts' that will also attract two other title fights.
World Boxing Forum champion Agness Mtimaukanena will square up with Ugandan Shabilla Namaga while Tanzanian Allan Kamote will clash with Wellington Balakasi.