Champion Fatuma Zarika confident of retaining her title

Written By: Asha Mwana Khamisi


Reigning Champion Fatuma Zarika says she is confident of retaining her title against Zambia’s Catherine Phiri in a World Boxing Council, WBC, Super Bantam Weight title fight on Friday at KICC, Nairobi.

The bout will be preceded by four other undercard bouts.

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Zarika beat Phiri in December 2017 to win the title.

A win for Zarika who returned to the country last weekend after a one month training stint in Liverpool will help her retain the title for the second time after she saw off Mexican challenger Yamileth Mercado last year.

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In other bouts Tanzania’s Hassan Mwakinyo and veteran Argentine Sergio ‘El Tigre’ Gonzalez will battle it out in the ten round nontitle super welterweight title.

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Kenya’s Rayton Okwiri will take on Pascal Bruno with Okwiri seeking to maintain his undefeated run of four wins and a draw.

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The boxing extravaganza sponsored by SportPesa will be beamed live by KBC Channel One to a global audience starting at 8 pm local time.


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