Majimaji Stadium hosts boxing bouts

14Mar 2016
Japheth Kazenga
The Guardian
Majimaji Stadium hosts boxing bouts

MBEYA professional boxer Nsajigwa Mwaipopo, will have an opportunity to prove his worth when he takes on Ruvuma’s Saidi Taimu in a non-title, Cruiserweight bout at the Majimaji Stadium on March 28.

The Tanzania Professional Boxing Commission (TPBC)-sanctioned fight will also be an opportunity for Mwaipopo to revenge for his loss he conceded to Taimu in a non-title fight held at the latter’s backyard on December 25 in 2013.

TPBC official Omary Yazidu, who has coordinated the forthcoming fight, said Mwaipopo has prepared well for the bout and is keen on registering a convincing victory over Taimu.

“Mwaipopo has expressed determination to win the bout convincingly and he will go for nothing short of a knockout victory,” he said.

Kyela-based Mwaipopo, who fights in the light heavyweight division, has, so far, recorded one knockout victory and three losses in his professional career, whereas Taimu has won one bout and lost the other in two fights he has taken part in.

Mwaipopo lost his previous two non-title bouts against fellow domestic boxers, Maiko Gogoda and Benki Mwakalebela.

The only win for the Kyela boxer came on August 10 in 2014, when he commanded a knockout victory over Mecky Mwaikambo in a non-title fight staged at the former’s venue, Unemwana Hall.

Mwaipopo has been rated fourth out of 14 boxers in the light heavyweight division in the country, as per the Boxrec ratings.

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