Boxing duo in ten-round bout

17Jun 2016
Japheth Kazenga
The Guardian
Boxing duo in ten-round bout

DAR ES SALAAM professional boxers, Selemani Galile and Imani Daudi, will have opportunity to win a national title when they meet in the Tanzania Professional Boxing Organisation (TPBO) Middleweight bout in the city on July 24.

Selemani Galile

The ten-round bout’s coordinator, Rajab Mhamila, said there will, as well, be four non-title supporting fights involving domestic boxers.

Galile enjoyed fairly impressive results in his recent three non-title bouts against fellow Tanzanian boxers, winning two and managing draw in the other.
He beat Mbeya’s Ambokile Chusa by unanimous decision in a non-title fight in Kibaha, Coast Region, on March 31.

Galile had earlier took on the same opponent in a non-title fight in Dar es Salaam on March 12 and the bout was declared draw.

Galile beat Abdallah Kaubi by KO in a non-title fight at the Vijana Social hall on November 28 last year.

Galile, as it is the case for Daudi, has, nevertheless, had failed to prove his worth over competent domestic opponents.

He succumbed to a Knockout (KO) loss to Thomas Mashali in a non-title bout held at the National Indoor Stadium in the city on June 6 last year.
Daudi’s previous three bouts saw him succumb to two defeats and the other bout was declared a draw.

He opened this season by facing fellow Tanzanian boxer, Shaaban Kaoneka, in a non-title bout in Dar es Salaam on February 14 and the fight was declared a draw.

He lost to Mustafa Katende of Uganda by points in an international, non-title bout in Kampala on June 14 last year.

Daudi also lost to fellow Tanzanian boxer, Abdallah Pazi, by KO in a non-title title bout at the Vijana Social hall in Dar es Salaam in July last year.
Galile’s record currently stands at 17 wins (13 knockouts), nine defeats (six knockouts), and draw in five bouts.

Boxrec has rated him eighth in the list of 26 boxers in the Middleweight division in Tanzania and 608th in the list of 1,541 boxers in the world in the same division.

Daudi has recorded wins in four bouts (one knockout), has lost three bouts (one knockout) and managed draw in one bout.

He has been positioned seventh in the list of 13 Super Middleweight boxers in Tanzania and 382nd in the list of 1149 boxers in the division in the world.

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