Ongare beats Tanzania’s Rahma at World Women Boxing Championship
Kenya’s Christine Ongare beat Rahma Maganga in their minimum weight fight ongoing World Women Boxing Chwmpionship in New Delhi,India.
Ongare was awarded the win after the referee stopped the bout in the second round.
The win was Kenya’s first in over a decade at the World championship after Mary Muthoni’s exploits at the 2010 edition of the games held in Barbados.
Ongare asserted herself in the match from the first round, landing succesive right punches that forced the referee to give Rahma a standing eight count in this round won 5:0 by Ongare.
The Kenyan increased her work rate in round two, scoring punches with clinical efficiency.
A constant dose of accurate rights to the face forced the referee to waive it off to save the young Rahma from further punishment. She was somewhat surprised why the referee stopped the fight.
Ongare now moves to the pre-quarters and will take on either Turkish U22 European light-flyweight champion Erivan Barut or Guatemala's Dayana Gonzalez.