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Eye On Olympian Okwiri Shot On African Boxing Title

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It will be a fight like no other on Saturday 8th June at Nairobi Charter hall as Professional Boxer Rayton Okwiri will battle Tanzanian Hussein Itaba for the vacant Africa Boxing Union middleweight title.

A shot on the ABU middleweight title will be the sixth fight the 33year old Olympic boxer has battled since he became professional in 2017 recording one draw with no loss.

His opponent Itabe, boasts of six wins, three loses and two draws after he became professional in 2014.

Speaking to Ghetto radio sports pro Okwiri says that he has been preparing for the battle and that his body is fit for battle and Itaba does not stand a chance.

“I am confident with the match on saturday and that Itaba is no match for me because most of the boxers he has lost to are nobodies which equals the ones he has won.” Okwiri adds.

The Fight Night will include a six round non-title undercard featuring Anderson Sifuna against Michael Nyawade and Fred Nyakesha of Nairobi will be up against Dubai-based Nicholas Mwangi in an eight-rounder.

Another eight-rounder will see James Onyango square it off with Hamisi Maya and Former Kenyan amateur light heavyweight national team boxer, Morris Okolla, now Kenya’s heavyweight pro champion will be up against Alphonse Muchimuatumbo in a six-round contest.

The fights will pave way for the main fight for the vacant ABU middleweight title between Okwiri and Itabe.

Tickets go for ksh 300 regular and ksh1000 VIP, the gates open at 6:00 pm and the first bout will commence at 7:00 pm.

Okwiri says that he is well prepared for the match and urges fans to come and support him as he promises good results.

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