Kenya tackle Uganda in Commonwealth Africa boxing duel
Nairobi will be on fire tomorrow, Friday evening as the first Commonwealth Boxing Title championship rocks the Big Time Boxing Promotion rings at the Nyayo National Stadium, Basketball gymnasium.
Kenya's James Onyango and Patrick Atuhairwe from Uganda will battle it out for the commonwealth Africa Welterweight Championship Title in a night where four fights including a women national Light weight title fight will be on the cards.
Onyango has 16 KO wins in his 18 career victories having lost 10 and draw once to tally his game card to 29 and will be hopping to cap his 30th with a continental title.
Speaking during the weigh in ceremony in Nairobi today, Onyango said that he is ready to ensure the belt remain in Nairobi since this is the first such fight since the continental common wealth presidency came to Kenya. “ I know I have trained well and have in more challenging bouts than my challenger so I will discipline him and let the belt remain at home,” I had two good matches in February and Bigtime promoters have given us ample time to prepare for the big stage,” Onyango said.
According to Commonwealth Africa Boxing commission President Reuben Ndolo, this is the first time an African commonwealth title bout is being staged in Kenya and it will be a present to Kenyans winning the title on home soil. “We want to give our boxers an opportunity to play title fights and get a lee way into world rankings. This will help improve the standards of the game in the country,” Ndolo noted.
Sarah Achieng and Everline Odero will be brawling for a National Title Fight as they display their unique styles. Fred Nyakesa will be up against John Gicharu in the men lightweight category while bantamweight veteran Nick Otieno will face Elijah Mringie
Big time promotions director David Mugambi said that all is set for the big fights after a tumultuous journey in the preparations and called on all boxing lovers to turn up in large numbers to watch the bouts which conveniently kick off Friday at 6:00 pm and end at midnight.
Another continental fight is also slated for 2nd October in Nairobi.