16 May 2018

Kenyan Boxers to Fight for Vacant World Titles

Kenyans Gabriel Ochieng and Consolata Musanga will fight for vacant Universal Boxing Organisation (UBO) titles in Team Boxing Promotion extravaganza on May 26 at Impala Sports Club grounds, Nairobi.

The 31-year-old Ochieng will fight Tanzania's Ramadhan Kumbele for the vacant UBO International bantamweight belt in a 12-round bout of the fights sponsored by Nairobi-based Pump Fitness Limited Gymnasium.

Ochieng, who is the East and Central African Professional Boxing Federation bantamweight champion, has 17 wins that include 13 kayos, seven loses and a draw (17-7-71) while his Kumbele has 21 wins, 13 loses and four draws.

Ochieng's last outing was on December 26 last year in Nairobi where he chalked a technical knockout victory against fellow Kenyan Joseph Akhahonya while Kumbele lost to Sunday Kiwale in his last outing for the vacant Tanzania flyweight title on March 10 this year.

Musanga, 30, faces Tanzanian Rehema Abdallah for the UBO International Female Lightweight title in the bout that is scheduled for 10 rounds.

Team Boxing Promotion director Julius Odhiambo said 11 bouts are lined up in the extravaganza that will be spiced up by performances from local artistes Jua Kali, Willy Paul, Kendi, Khaligraph Jones, among others.

Bouts:

1.Pardeep Kharera (India) v George Owano (Kenya)-welterweight (8 rounds); 2.Gabriel Ochieng (Kenya) v Ramadhan Kumbele (Tanzania) vacant UBO title (12 rnds); 3. Daniel Wanyonyi (Kenya) v Jacob Maganga (Tanzania) -super middleweight (10 rnds); 4. Consolata Musanga (Kenya) v Rehema Abdallah (Tanzania)-vacant UBO International Female Lightweight Title; 5.Florence Muthoni (Kenya) v Amina Mohammed (Tanzania) middleweight (6 rnds); 6. Fiston Botumbe (DR Congo) v Musa Ntege (Uganda) - light heavyweight (8 rnds); 7. George Onyango (Kenya) v Abdallah Ruwanje (Tanzania)- lightweight (8 rnds); 8. Emmanuel Chivoli (Kenya) v Jay Jay Ngotiko (Uganda)-super lightweight (6 rnds); 9. Aziz Kolombo (Kenya) v Charles Kakande (Uganda)-cruiserweight (6 rnds); 10. Patrick Owino (Kenya) v Wilber Suuna (Uganda)-super lightweight (6 rnds).

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