African Boxers Converge in Nairobi for MAC-Series
BTL Entertainment in partnerships of Michael Moorer and a local media house have conjoined to support and promote Boxing in Kenya and Africa as a region.
Chief Executive Officer of BTL Entertainment Mr.E.J Mathews in the press briefing stated that the partnership is meant to uplift the Kenyan boxers and the African region in general.
Mr.Mathews urges the promoters who love the sport to pay the boxers well as it motivates and exposes them. “The boxers need to be motivated by being paid well and their needs taken care off”, he said
MAC-Series is the boxing event that will see the local boxers both male and female take it to the ring with their opponents invited from the neighboring nations including Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, South Africa among others. The tournament will take place on 18th Feb 2017 at the carnivore grounds.
The event will be graced by multiple two-weight world champion and former WBO light weight champion Michael Moorer. International referee Tommy Winks will steer the fights.
This initiative comes in with a goal of taking Kenya to the map of boxing around the world with the promoters vowing to revamp the sport that has been on the brink of death. Suleiman Bilali and Conjestina Achieng are a sample of boxers that have carried the flag of Kenya higher in recent days in both world and continental championships.
The promoters bring hope to the forgotten heroes as they promise to provide business opportunities to them just to see their lives improve as some of them are languishing in abject poverty.
Despite bringing glory to the entire nation, these champions seem to be forgotten by the promoters and the government as well. Partner of MAC-Series, Michael Moorer reveals that they come with a plan of making Kenya an African Las Vegas.
“We as promoters have come together to make this nation an African Las Vegas in boxing,” he said. The promoters too thanked the Kenyan government for offering support so as the series takes place smoothly.
Local fans are urged to come out in large numbers to back their boxers. James Onyango of Kenya will face Patrick Atuhairwe of Uganda in welterweight men .In heavy weight, Maurice Okolla from Kenya will take on Alick Gogodo of Malawi.
David Rajuli from South Africa will face Cosmas Cheka of Tanzania in Super feather weight category. Super middle weight will see Daniel Wanyonyi (Kenyan) face Karama Nyilawila of Tanzania.
In light weight ladies, Zarika Fatuma a Kenyan will fight Flora Machela of Tanzania. Then in Feather weight ladies Anderson Sifuna (Kenyan) will tackle Tasha Mjuaji of Tanzania.