Dar, Coast Region boxers in title bout

03Jun 2016
Japheth Kazenga
The Guardian
Dar, Coast Region boxers in title bout

COAST Region’s professional boxer Ally Bugingo, will have chance to get a shot at winning a domestic title when he faces Dar es Salaam’s Saidi Chino in the Tanzania Professional Boxing Commission (TPBC) Eastern Zone title bout at the latter’s venue, Tononeka hall, in the city on Sunday.

Mbezi Boxing Gym has organised the eight-round bout in a bid to play an active role in promotion of the sport in the city.
Bugingo, fighting in the Lightweight division, has registered nine wins (two knockouts), seven defeats (three knockouts) and draw in two bouts.

In his recent two non-title bouts against domestic opponents in the city, Bugingo has won one and lost the other.
He commanded a knockout (KO) win over Dar es Salaam’s Banza Mzawanda on May 1 this year and succumbed to a Technical Knockout (TKO) loss to Kilimanjaro’ Emilio Norfat on September 29 last year.

Chino, who fights in the Featherweight division, has registered three knockout wins, two defeats and a draw.
The Sunday bout’s coordinator, Omary Yazidu, said it will be preceded by eight non-title supporting fights involving Dar es Salaam-based boxers.

Six of the supporting bouts will be four-round while the rest will be six-round fights.Hassan Linyoya is expected to take on William Komba in the 53kg bout, which will be the first of the four-round bouts.

It will be an opportunity for Komba to bounce back after losing to compatriot, Emmanuel Joseph, by points in a four-round, non-title bout held at Sky Point venue in the city mid last month.

In the Sunday’s other four-round bouts, Juma Dizeli will fight Rajab Salum, whereas Mani Issa will trade blows with Sebo Digara.

Dizeli had previously fought Kassim Omary in a six-round, non-title fight and the bout was declared a draw.
Emmanuel Amos and Ali Mario will lock horns in a four-round Welterweight fight, whereas Ramadhan Ali will take the ring to face Adinan Waziri in a four-round, 54kg fight.

In the first of the six-round fights, Nurdin Mbarouk will confront Kalage Suba in the Welterweight bout, whereas Zumba Kukwe will face Shaaban Kaoneka in a Middleweight bout.The Kukwe versus Kaoneka fight promises to be a thriller given that it will bring together hard punching boxers.

Kaoneka will, once again, be keen on showcasing his mettle after having managed to win the Pugilist Syndicate of Tanzania (PST) National Middleweight title with an impressive sixth round TKO over Tanga’s Hassan Mwakinyo in the fight that was scheduled for 10 rounds and took place at the National Indoor Stadium in the city last month.

Suba, who registered a third round TKO of Hussein Sebo in a non-title bout that was scheduled for six rounds, will equally be seeking to maintain his winning ways when he takes on Mbarouk.

Mbezi Boxing Gym’s coach, Amoma Mawe, said all boxers have prepared well for the bouts and eager to showcase their virtuosity and emerge victorious.

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