Kenyan Olympic boxer Okwiri to make Pro Boxing debut

By KBC SportsDesk

Rayton Okwiri, who defeated Egypt’s Walid Sedik Mohamed in the finals of the African Boxing qualification tournament, will make his debut in the professional boxing tomorrow during the Pan African title fights in Nairobi.

Weighing in and medical check-ups was conducted Friday morning at a Nairobi hotel.

Okwiri who failed to reach the knock out stages of the welterweight matches during the Rio, Olympics will fight Salehe Mkalekwa in the 6-round International Super-welter weight bout.

Before turning professional, Okwiri was ranked fourth in the welterweight in the AIBA Pro Boxing championships by the world boxing governing body, AIBA.

Two title fights will also go down with Kenya’s Nick Otieno fighting Haji Juma of Tanzania in the WBA Pan African Super Flyweight title bout while Gabriel Ochieng of Kenya will face Fadhili Majiha of Tanzania in the WBA Pan African Super-Bantamweight title.

The other non title fights pits Michael Nyawade against Fred Sayuni in the Super Feather weight bout, while Dennis Okoth will fight Shadrack Ognas in the super Lightweight fight.

The fight has been authorized by Kenya Professional Boxing Commission KPBC and World Boxing Association WBA.  Don’t miss the action live on KBC channel one on Saturday, 4th February evening.




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