Mwakinyo to take part in international non-title bout November

16Oct 2019
Faustine Feliciane
The Guardian
Mwakinyo to take part in international non-title bout November

TANZANIA’s professional boxer Hassan Mwakinyo is set to take the ring to trade punches with Philippines boxer, Any Tinampay, in an international non-title fight in Dar es Salaam on November 29.

The 10-round, Super Welterweight fight will be preceded by supporting fights involving domestic and foreign boxers.

Speaking in a press in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Mwakinyo pointed out he has shown willingness to participate in the fight given he is ready for a new challenge. 

"I thank my sponsors, SportPesa, and my promoter, Jay Msangi, for organizing this fight, I have prepared well for it and I’m continuing to shape up for it given I do not want to let boxing followers down,” he said. 

He disclosed he believe the bout will be tough and full of challenges, given Tinampay is a successful boxer and is rated second in Philippines behind Manny Pacquiao. 

Msangi pointed out preparations for the bout are in place, noting the National Sports Council has approved it.

"The bout will be held at Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on November 29. We cherish this fight as a national event because Mwakinyo represents the country,” he added.

He noted there will be five undercards prior to the main fight, slated to start at 9pm.He appealed for firms to sponsor the bouts.

"We expect the fights will be broadcast live by television stations. There are television stations in Kenya and Philippines that have requested to telecast the bouts live,” he disclosed.

The fight will be taking place seven months after Mwakinyo had come out victorious in another international non-title fight in Kenya.

Mwakinyo rose to prominence following his victory over British boxer, Sam Harrington, in an international non-title bout held at the latter’s backyard.