Dar boxer triumphs in non-title bout

04May 2016
Japheth Kazenga
The Guardian
Dar boxer triumphs in non-title bout

DAR ES SALAAM’s professional Welterweight boxer, Kalage Suba, has made his desire to prove he still has what it takes to excel in the sport after having commanded a third round Technical Knockout (TKO) of fellow domestic boxer, Hussein Sebo, in a non-title bout in Dar es Salaam on Sunday.

Kalage Suba (l) facing Alan Kamote at the Universal Boxing Organisation (UBO) game.

The Pugilist Syndicate of Tanzania (PST)-sanctioned bout, held at Sky Point venue, was coordinated by a Dar es Salaam boxing enthusiast, Swai Mbegoni, in a bid to promote the sport in the city.

Suba has now improved his record to 14 wins (12 knockouts), nine losses (five knockouts) whereas two other bouts he had taken part in were declared as draw.
Suba made no secret of his desire to make short work of Sebo, as he punished the latter with a powerful combination of punches right from the opening round.

Much as Sebo attempted to hold his own against Suba by connecting a couple of punches in the second round, the latter still had an upper hand.
Suba continued landing heavy punches on his opponent in the third round and he sent the latter to the canvas with a quick left hook during the closing stages of the round.

Sebo, eventually, succumbed to the TKO loss before the start of the fourth round, much to the delight of Suba’s fans.
The day’s main bout, a 61kg, six-round fight between Musa Gara and Hamis Hussein, was declared draw.

Member of Hussein’s corner, though, expressed frustrations at the results, claiming their boxer deserved victory.

Hussein looked to have an edge over Gara during the bout, in which the former landed plenty of powerful punches and came close to sending the latter to the canvas twice in the closing stages of the bout.

Several other non-title bouts took place in the day, in which one of them saw Paul Kamata registera third round knockout of Aman Mnyika in the 80kg division’s fight that had been scheduled for four rounds,

The 52kg, six-round bout between Juma Dizeli and Kassim Omari was declared draw, whereas Emmanuel Joseph beat Wiliam Komba by points in the 48kg, four-round encounter.
Mbegoni congratulated the winners of the bouts and promised to link the latter with renowned domestic promoters, who will in the future organise more fights for the boxers.

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