(Malawi’s finest female pugilist)
KNOW YOUR SPORTS STAR
Float like a butterfly , Sting like a bee .The hand can’t hit what the eyes cant see –
–Muhammad Alli —
Ruth Chisale is living the words of the great Alli in the ring. Flip flopping through the encyclopedia of Malawi boxing industry, one name you won’t miss will be of this enthusiastic vicious female pugilist, Ruth Chisale.
She has already silenced all her doubters wrong; her records inside the ring speak for themselves. Her last 11 bouts have seen her winning 10 fights; 6 of which have been knockouts and facing defeat once in a match that the WBC has already granted her a rematch. So, technically, she is yet to taste defeat.
As if that is not enough, WBC’s October 2017 ratings rank the female pugilist on 6th position of the world’ best in her category.
EM’s Chifundo Zingunde has compiled a profile for this super-rising boxing trinket as she prepares for a rematch with her Zambian counterpart, Lolita Muzeya.
Name: Ruth Chisale
Nickname: Brave Heart Best (BHB)
Weight class: Welter weight
Height: 6.5 fit
Date of Birth: 30th May 1997
Home town: Lilongwe, Kawale One
Debut match as a professional: 5th April 2015 against Anisha Bashir
Marital status: Single
Other Occupation; Boxing aside: I live for boxing
Best coach ever worked with: Godfrey Jalali
Best friend in Boxing: Luckia Alli
Favorite dish: Nsima served with Chambo
Ambitions in Boxing: I want to have a world Championship; That’s my ambition, to make Malawi proud
Favorite local, and international Boxer: Locally My favorite is Osgood Kayuni, and international Anthony Joshua is my man
What you want to achieve this year ?: To beat Lolita and have a chance to challenge for the Gold welterweight belt which I am sure I will achieve
Pass time Activities: Chilling with friends
Best moments in boxing: when I saw off Onella Domini from Switzerland; I won on points! It was my best fight. I gave my all and it remains one of my best moments in the game. The bout took place on the 24th of June 2017.
Secret for success
Hard work pays
Profile compiled by Chifundo Zingunde