Morogoro boxer wins non-title bout

26Jul 2021
Ismail Tano
The Guardian
Morogoro boxer wins non-title bout

MOROGORO's professional Super Featherweight boxer, Charles Chilala, came out victorious in a non-title bout against the region's other boxer Innocent Kanuti in the region last weekend.

Morogoro's professional boxer, Charles Chilala (R), trades blows with the region's other boxer, Innocent Kanuti, in a fight that was held in the region last weekend. PHOTO: CORRESPONDENT

Chilala was the victor by points in the six-round bout, which took place at National Stadium in Ifakara District.

The fight's eventual winner put skilful showing from the first round and won plenty of applause from boxing fans, who attended the fight.

It turned out t be the first time for sports fans in the district to turn up at a venue for a professional boxing fight, which was sponsored by, among others, Smart Gin, Creative Bee, and Peak Time Media.

Several undercards were held at the venue during the day.

In the fourth round of the bout, Chilala managed to connect a punch on Kanuti's mouth and the latter developed a cut and started bleeding.

Chilala was ultimately declared the winner by the bout's three judges after the six-round bout had ended.

Prominent local professional boxers, Selemani Kidunda, Mwanne Haji, Hassan Ndonga, and Ismail Galiatano had been some of the members of the domestic boxing fraternity who turned up to witness the bout.

Immediately after the fight, Kanuti said that he had been beaten because he had not made any preparations for the fight.

The boxer expressed his willingness to have a rematch with a view to proving his worth.

Chilala noted he won the fight because he had made adequate preparations for it to entertain his fellow Ifakara District residents.

The pugilist was adamant that the domestic boxers should be valued.

Chilala is currently rated 477th out of 1319 boxers in the Super Featherweight division in the world by Boxrec, a network that holds statistics for all professional boxers worldwide.

The network has rated the pugilist ninth out of 40 boxers in the Super Featherweight division locally.  

In the day's other bouts, Haidari Mchanjo beat Festo Chiboni by Technical Knockout.

Domestic boxer, Ayoub Mjerumani, took the ring to take on Peter Ntinginya, and the former won by points.

In other fights, Anuary Mlawa beat Ibrahim Bakari, Saleh Mnamba came out victorious against Yohana Gerald, Fadhili Chamile lost to Frank Likupelile.

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