Malawi’s only internationally acclaimed female boxer, Agnes Mtimaukanena, on Saturday received a return air ticket to Zimbabwe and K200,000 from Beata Printing Company ahead of her World Boxing Council (WBC) fight in Zimbabwe next week.
Mtimaukanena will fight Lolitha Muzeya of Zambia in a supporting fight for the main World Boxing Council (WBC) Welterweight fight between Charles Manyuchi of Zimbabwe and Jose Agustine Feria of Colombia.
The event has been slated for October 14 in Harare.
Beata Printing Company say they are obliged to help Malawian athletes who put the country on the world map through their exploits.
The company’s Executive Chairman Dr. Ben Phiri said in an exclusive interview that their social responsibility obligations are what makes them respond positively to national causes like this one.
“We are a Malawian company and most of our clientele is also local. This gives us a mandate to give back to society whenever a need arises. We all know Agnes Mtimaukanena as an accomplished international boxer who deserves all the support. We are glad to work with her as she represents Malawi on international stage,” said Dr Phiri.
He added that Beata Printing Company plan more things in their quest to lift the sport in the country by supporting those who display great capabilities.
The air ticket and cash were presented on behalf of Beata Printers by the company’s Marketing and Sales Manager Rodney Chiwengo who also underlined the company’s desire to make a difference in the world of sports.
“It gives us pleasure to see that we are leaving a footprint in a sports discipline that has so much potential to bring global medals home. In Agnes we see a world champion and it is that kind of excellence that Beata is always associated with, ” said Chiwengo.
Upon receiving the token from Beata Printing Company at Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre Mtimaukanena promised Malawians of a win in this particular fight and more to come.
“With this kind of support from Beata Printing Company I do not see myself failing to achieve success at any level. Malawians should expect great things from me, international belts will be part of my career from now on,” said Mtimaukanena who is now being promoted by Robin Alufandika.