The Star (Nairobi)

17 November 2012

Kenya: Wanyonyi Faces Tanzanian Chuse Today At Pal Pal

National middleweight boxing champion Daniel Wanyonyi will face Tanzanian Ambokile Chuse in the race to the vacant East and Central Africa title at Pal Pal Gym this afternoon.

The fight will be among the eight bouts planned for the afternoon as Wanyonyi seeks to cap his national win with a continental title.

He knocked down Mike Oliech to win the local title.

"I have been training twice a day for the last three months now and I am feeling very fit and ready to take on Chuse," said Wanyonyi,

"I am confident of clinching the regional title."

The 29 year old pugilist has fought 20 times, won 13 (11 on knockouts), lost 5 (two on knockouts) and drawn two.

Chuse has cautioned Wanyonyi not to count his chicks before they are hatched.

"I know Wanyonyi is comfortable because he will be at home. I am certain even if he beats me, he will live to talk of the ordeal my hands subjected him to," said Chuse.

Chuse has lost only once in his 15 career fights.

Julias Odhiambo who has organised the fight under Team Boxing Promotions has assured all things are in place and are looking forward to the fight.

The fight has been sanctioned by Kenya Professional Boxing Board. KPBC's Abdalla Kent and Francis Olando have expressed their satisfaction with the organisation of the contest.

Another high profile bout will involve Kenya national heavyweight champion Raymond 'King Kong' Ochieng who will square it out against Tanzanian Abbas Alli in a ten round non-title heavyweight fight.

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