Dar boxer plans to challenge new UBO champion Cosmas Cheka

09Jun 2016
Japheth Kazenga
The Guardian
Dar boxer plans to challenge new UBO champion Cosmas Cheka

TANZANIA’s professional Lightweight boxer Jonas Segu, is eager to take on fellow domestic boxer and Universal Boxing Organization (UBO) World Super Featherweight champion, Cosmas Cheka, so the former can stamp his superiority over the latter, the boxer’s coach,Aziz Chachala, has disclosed

“Cheka is now a world champion, we urgently want to take on him and snatch the title away from him,” Chachala said.

Cheka won the UBO World Super Featherweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Malawi’s Crispin Moliati, in a 12-round fight at the National Indoor Stadium in Dar es Salaam last Saturday.

Segu registered an impressive fifth round knockout (KO) win over Malawi’s Wilson Masamba in an international non-title Lightweight bout, which was scheduled for six rounds and was held at the same venue the same day.

Segu and Masamba fought in one of the supporting fights for the Cheka versus Moliati bout.

Masamba turned out to be a bit stubborn in the early stages of the bout but he then lost steam in the fifth round following a series of heavy punches from the uncompromising Segu.

Should the bout against Cheka fail to materialise, Chalachala said, Segu is ready to face domestic Super Middleweight sensation, Thomas Mashali.

“Mashali doesn’t necessarily need to drop down the weight division, Segu will fight him in his exact weight division,” Chalachala said.

“Cheka and Mfaume have been refusing to face Segu whenever we request for the latter to fight the former. Segu is currently the best boxer and no domestic opponent can withstand his prowess on the ring.

The bout against Masamba was the fist international bout for Segu, whose victory over the former saw him improve his record to 16 wins (five knockouts), five defeats (two knockouts) and a draw.

In his previous two bouts domestic opponents, Segu registered a win in one and the other was declared a no contest.

He registered a unanimous decision win over Habibu Pengo in a non-title bout in Dar es Salaam on July 18 last year and the former then took on Iddi Pialari on November 18 the same year, in which the fight was declared a no contest.

Mfaume, who is fighting in the Super Lightweight division, has not been in action for over five months.
He last took on fellow domestic boxer, Mrisho Adam, in a non-title fight in Dar es Salaam in November last year, and the former registered a unanimous decision win.

Mfaume currently occupies the third position in the list of 49 boxers in the Super Lightweight division, as per the Boxrec ratings.

The network has positioned the boxer 271st in the list of 1,721 boxers in the division in the world.