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Isaac Chilemba

Isaac Chilemba

Professional Boxer who held the IBO super-middleweight title from 2010 to 2011

Year of Birth  17 May 1987
Place of Birth Blantyre, Malawi
Nickname Golden Boy

Early Life

Miguel Isaac Chilemba Zuze was born on 17 May 1987 in Lunzu, Blantyre and grew up in a fatherless family.

When he was young, he lived with his mother, brother, and sister in a shack which doesn’t have a bedroom.

They slept on the floor without any blankets sometimes.

He was forced to drop out of school because his mother couldn’t afford the school fee.

Although life was so hard, he was always interested in fighting such as Kung Fu and Martial Arts and first began boxing at the Blantyre Youth Centre in 2002.

In 2004, his mother passed away after a long illness and he decided to immigrate to South Africa to pursue a professional boxing career.

Outside of boxing, he enjoys watching movies, listening to music, dancing, and cooking.

Professional Career

Miguel Isaac Chilemba Zuze is a Malawian professional boxer competing in the super-middleweight and light-heavyweight divisions.

  • Super middleweight     above 160 pounds (73kg) and up to 168 pounds (76kg)
  • Light heavyweight       above 168 pounds (76kg) and up to 175 pounds (79kg)

He made his professional debut in Gauteng, South Africa on 19 October 2005 at the age of 18 and fought for five years all over South Africa.

On 25 February 2011, Chilemba travelled to Tulsa, Oklahoma to fight in the United States for the first time.

He has been the IBO world champion at super middleweight from 2010 to 2011 and the WBC International champion at light heavyweight in 2009 and 2011.

He has also held the African Boxing Union titles at super-middleweight in 2008 and at light-heavyweight in 2009.

He challenged for the WBA, IBF, and WBO light heavyweight titles in 2016.

Isaac has been featured in the top ten in the Ring Magazine’s ratings for light heavyweight.