Former Africa Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight champion Chikoya Mphande returned to active boxing with a points' victory over fellow veteran Acklen Mkodo at Motel Paradise on Sunday.
The two curtain-raised a bout between Limbani Masamba and Malani Kayuni.
Both boxers were returning to competitive boxing after retiring in the early 2000's.
After the four rounds contests, Mphande said the nation was yet to see the best from him.
"I have won but not convincingly. I need to work on my fitness. I am not very fit. However, with time I can do better," he said.
Chikoya asked for support from both individuals and corporate organisations to revive his career.
"I still have the skill. I am not a spent force. Just give me time and I will show the nation that this is an inborn talent which no one can take away from me," he said.
The 44-year-old pugilist said he wanted to fight more professional bouts to pass on the talent.
"The current breed of boxers can learn my style by watching me. I can also be a better sparring partner to other boxers who aspire to win international belts," said the southpaw boxer.
Chikoya won the ABU belt after defeating a Togolese opponent in Zambia in 1995.
In other interesting supporting bouts, Hajison Mkoka defeated Isaac Sumaili on points while Bright Mdoka knocked out Mussa Mkwanda in the first round.