Dar boxers for non-title fight

03Jul 2017
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Dar boxers for non-title fight

DAR ES SALAAM professional boxer, Kalage Suba, is set to face compatriot, Yusuf Mawe, in a non-title Super Welterweight bout in Dar es Salaam on July 16.

Kalage Suba

The eight-round fight will be an opportunity for Suba to prove he has what it takes to post impressive results against fellow domestic boxers and improve his chances of landing major international bouts.

The fight's coordinator, Said Yazidu, revealed it will serve as part of Suba's preparations for the East and Central Africa Professional Boxing Federation (E&CAPBF) Super Welterweight title fight against Kenyan opponent in Dar es Salaam next month.

Suba, who is the interim Tanzania Professional Boxing Commission (TPBC) national Welterweight champion, has registered 15 wins, with 13 victories coming via knockout (KO), nine defeats (five KOs) and two draws in 26 bouts he has taken part in.

Suba boasts of impressive results in his recent two bouts against domestic opponents, in which he commanded KO win in both.

He beat Sebo Hussein by KO to win the TPBC national Welterweight title in the fight that took place in the city on January 1.

Suba, then, beat Mbwana Ally by KO in a non-title fight in the city on May 27. 

Yazidu disclosed several domestic boxers will trade blows in non-title undercards for the July 16 fight.

One of the undercards will see Mohamed Athuman fight Musa Garan in a four-round bout.

Aidan Mazongera will face Fadhil Juma in a six-round, 79kg bout, Rashid Mbishi will fight Abdallah Luanga in a six-round 52kg bout.

The day will also see Paul Boyika lock horns with Bushir Juma in a four-round 61kg bout, Abeid Shuza will trade jabs with Emmanuel Josephat in a four-round 50kg fight.  

Suba had recently been expected to fight Malawi's Chimwemwe Chiotcha in an international bout at the latter's venue. 

The Tanzanian boxer, though, opted out of the bout for reasons that were not made public.  

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