The much anticipated meeting between National Professional Boxing Committee (NPBC) and Malawi Boxing Association to iron out their differences still hangs in limbo despite passing the June 31 deadline set by Malawi National Council of Sports.
The two bodies have been at loggerheads over the power sharing deal to manage boxing in the country. The collision between the two has put local boxing into disrepute.
NPBC kicked off the war of words when it declared that it was the only legally mandated body to manage professional boxers in the country as per world boxing rules.
They also accused Maba deliberately frustrating its road map to professionally mandate professional boxing issues in the country.
Maba has not recognised the existence of NPBC claiming it was unconstitutionally established.
The verbal tirade between the two bodies was referred to Malawi National Council of Sports for arbitration. Council recommended that NPBC come up with a constitution for easy separation of powers and set June 31 as the deadline.
Council administrative manager Henry Mereka said NPBC were asked to come up with a constitution and bye- laws.
"We also asked them to establish their operational areas, draw a constitution and bye-laws. All those should go to Maba annual general meeting for ratification," he said.
However, the June 31 deadline has passed and there is no clear indication from Maba on when the AGM would be called to ratify the proposed constitution.
Maba general secretary Aurthur Nanthuru said they are yet to call for a meeting with the splinter group and Council before calling for AGM to effect the proposed constitutional changes.
"We will have to meet and examine their requirements if it is agreeable then we will refer them to the AGM. It is only the AGM which can amend the constitution," Nanthuru said.
NPBC chairman Lonzoe Zimba confirmed that they are still in the dark on when they would meet.
"Council asked us to draft a new constitution which we did and we send it to Maba before June 31. Now we are still waiting for the meeting."
NPBC wants Maba to stop issuing licences for promoters and boxers because that falls under their jurisdiction.