Okwiri eyeing Africa Boxing Union title


Rayton Okwiri in action in the preliminary round of Rio 2016. PHOTO/Rio 2016/Getty
Rayton Okwiri in action in the preliminary round of Rio 2016. PHOTO/Rio 2016/Getty

In Summary

  • The stage is set tonight for Africa Boxing Union middleweight title at Nation Chater hall where Kenyan boxer Ryton Okwiri will be challenging Tanzanian Hussein Itaba.
  • The fight slated at 7pm will present an exciting night for Okwiri fans as they anticipant a lot from him in a ten round thriller.

The stage is set tonight for Africa Boxing Union middleweight title at Nation Chater hall where Kenyan boxer Ryton Okwiri will be challenging Tanzanian Hussein Itaba. The two will be battling for the vacant ABU middleweight title

Rayton alias “Boom boom” secured the spot after winning massive support from boxing lovers at the Nairobi Fight Night back in 23rd March.

The fight slated at 7pm will present an exciting night for Okwiri fans as they anticipant a lot from him in a ten round thriller.

A chance on the ABU middleweight title will be the sixth fight for the 33year old Olympic boxer. He became professional in 2017 and since then he has one draw with no loss in the five times he has been in the ring.

Unlike Okwiri, his rival Itabe, has six wins on his name four of which he won on KOs, three loses and two drawssince turning professional in 2014.

There will be curtain raiser that will pave way for the main fight for the vacant ABU middleweight title between Okwiri and Itabe.

A six round non-title undercard involving Anderson Sifuna and Michael Nyawade while Fred Nyakesha of Nairobi will be squaring it off with Nicholas Mwangi who is based in Dubai in an eight-rounder.

Also, on the schedule, an eight-rounder will have James Onyango round it up with Hamisi Maya and the now Kenya’s heavyweight pro champion Morris Okolla, will be up against Alphonse Muchimuatumbo

Boom boom has urged his fans to come out in large numbers promising good results as he believes the training, he has undergone has him well prepared.

Having participated in other impressive fights before, Okwiri said he will be hoping to down Tanzania in his quest for bigger titles outside Africa.

The fight will be the highlight of the Main Events Promotions called ‘Redemption Fight Night’ planned to showcase Kenya’s finest boxers.

Fight Card
Anderson vs Michael Nyawade – Super Featherweight six rounds
James Onyango vs Hamisi Maya – Welterweight eight rounds
Fred Nyakesha vs Nicholas Mwangi – Super lightweight eight rounds
Morris Okolla vs Alphonse Muchimuatumbo – Heavyweight six rounds
Rayton Okwiri vs Hussein Itabe – ABU middleweight belt 10 rounds.

-Story by Africa Boxing Union and Evans Makokha

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