International Boxing Organisation junior bantamweight champion Kennedy Kanyanta returns to the ring next month to face World Boxing Association Pan-African flyweight champion Joseph Hilongwa of Namibia.

Kanyanta's promoter and trainer, Anthony Mwamba said the two boxers will clash in Windhoek on March 18 for the WBA Pan-African title.

"This will give him (Kanyanta) chance to prepare before he finally goes for the World Boxing Council title," Mwamba said.

Hilongwa is unbeaten in nine professional bouts with four knockouts, while Kanyanta is also unbeaten with 10 wins of which eight are knockouts.

And Mwamba said Kanyanta will drop a weight class from super-flyweight to flyweight for his fight against Hilongwe.

Mwamba said he was pleased with the response from the corporate community to sponsor Kanyanta and hoped that more companies will come forward to support the boxer financially.

"I am appealing to the companies to help brand the boxer because he is very discipline, mature and talented," he said.

Mwamba said three other Zambian boxers will also travel to Namibia to fight in non-title fights.

The trio is Nelson Banda, Isaiah Chilufya and Abbias Silupumbwa.