NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 11 – Two East African boxers are set to face off in the East and Central Africa Professional Boxing Federation match set for Saturday evening at Nairobi’s Charter Hall.
Victor Wesonga of Kenya will face Tanzanian Ramadhani Ally Kondo in the title which is currently vacant.
Wesonga is a fierce boxer with a rich boxing background and currently serving in the Kenya National Police Service.
His counterpart Ramadhani Ally of Tanzania is also a reknowned boxer who has participated in major boxing tournaments in Tanzania.
The match will be the first the Kenya professional Boxing Commission has organized since the September election in September.
KPBC has pledged to organize monthly matches in its bid to better the boxing profession.
KPBC Vice Chair Ahmed Yassin stressed the need for proper funding by the government to enhance the boxing profession.
“But as we wait and hope to get funding from the government, we cannot fail to express our disappointment in the departure of Kenya’s biggest sports sponsors SporPesa. We all know what SportPesa has done to Kenyan boxing, case in point the Zarika match that the betting firm hosted last year. The milestones achieved by SportPesa in promoting boxing will take time to be replicated,” said Yassin.
Saturday’s event will also feature eight other matches.
The Light weight matches will see Kenya’s George Onyango battle it out with Tanzania’s Francis Miyeyusho, Emmanuel Chirsti will fight Augustine Wafula. James Mugani will fight against Abdul Noor in the flyweight category.
In the female category Mary Nasimiyu will fight against Charity Mukami in the middle weight category while Consolata Musangi will fight against Carolyne Mokaya in the light weight category.