Two East African boxers are set to face off in the East and Central Africa Professional Boxing Federation match set for Saturday, October 12, at 6 PM Charter Hall.
Victor Wesonga of Kenya will face Ramadhani Ally Kondo of Tanzania 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 renowned 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 SportPesa. 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 lightweight 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 lightweight category.