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Francis Cheka vows to teach a lesson to Chimwemwe Chiotcha

INTERNATIONAL BOXING FEDERATION AFRICA (IBF/AFRICA) FRIDAY 14, 2013, DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – The most celebrated IBF/Africa’s champion, Francis Cheka of Tanzania, vowed to teach a lesson or two to his arch rival Chimwemwe Chiotcha of the Republic of Malawi in their impending rumble in August to defend his “IBF Continental Africa Super Middleweight Title”. Francis Cheka is the only IBF/African champion who has defended his title more than all IBF/African champions bypassing the records previously set by the former “IBF Continental Africa Super Middleweight” Champion Joseph “Hungry Lion” Marwa also from Tanzania.


Jose[h “Hungry Lion” Marwa defended his “IBF Continental Africa Super Middleweight Title” two times and it his fight with Sipho Moyo of Zimbabwe which is still remembered as the ;pound for pound tournament in this “Heavens of Peace” nation of Tanzania in 2000!

Francis Cheka won the “IBF Continental Africa title” as a middleweight in 2005 and relinquished it for the lesser titles before recapturing it again in 2011 this time as a “Super Middleweight”. He met Chimwemwe Chiotcha on the Boxing Day last year in the fight that boxing pundits named as the “fight” of the year 2011. Chimwemwe who is the Army Officer in the Republic of Malawi’s Army cried foul after the decision saying that it robbed him the victory.

Cheka (left) Chimwemwe (right)

In a swift rejoinder to his complaints, IBF/Africa has called for a rematch which is expected to take place in the Capital City of Malawi, Blantyre on August 30, 2013 under the promotion of Mawenzi Boxing Promotion a company incorporated in Malawi and managed by Stephen Mawenzi.

Talking to journalists recently, Cheka promised to teach Chimwemwe a lesson or two in his own turf saying that nothing will serve him when they meet. “He can fight me anywhere even at his own turf but, he cannot stop my firepower” said Cheka who is reputed for having the great stamina and straight boxing techniques.

Francis Boniface Cheka was born in the Tanzanian Commercial City of Dar Es Salaam and moved to Morogoro with his family a town about 100 miles outside Dar Es Salaam. Cheka have amassed a lot of boxing experiences throughout his years as a paid rank boxer. He has practically fought every boxer in East, South and Central Africa and there aren’t many boxers in his weight division who are left to challenge him. But, his rematch with the Malawian Army Officer Chimwemwe Chiotcha may change the cause of history in his boxing life.


Chiotcha’s gruesome firepower is likening to that of Sonny Liston as he fires from all directions. He has energy and stamina which are the shortcomings of many boxers fighting Cheka. He uses both styles, Orthodox and South paw and his punches inflicts pains to many a boxers of his category.

It remain to be seeing who between these two finest boxers from East and Southern Africa would emerge a victor but, quoting from the US epic drama of Gone with the Wind “tomorrow is another day”

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