Okwiri to take on Tanzanian boxer Mwankemwa in WBF title bout

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Tanzanian boxer Meshack Mwankemwa and Kenya’s Rayton Okwiri are set to face off in a 10-round World Boxing Foundation (WBF) Middleweight title fight at the KICC in Nairobi on 23 March 2024. This highly anticipated bout is being organized by Solid Rock Promotion in collaboration with AiWEx Sports and the Kenya Professional Boxing Commission (KPBC).

The winner of the Nairobi Fight Night will secure a direct ticket for the world title this year. Solid Rock Promotion’s official Mike Odongo expressed determination to stage a memorable main card bout and urged sponsors to come on board to make the five events planned for the year electrifying.

AiWex Sports CEO Willy Wex promised fans a series of exciting events from March 23 to December 14, and tickets for the upcoming fight are already on sale on the Mtickets digital platform, with Regular, VIP, and VVIP options available. Okwiri, an Olympian and African Boxing Union (ABU) title winner, issued a warning to Mwankemwa, expressing confidence in his preparedness for the bout and his ambitions to become a world champion before his 40th birthday.

On the other hand, Mwankemwa expressed his confidence and determination, citing previous victories over experienced boxers from Europe, Russia, and Kazakhstan. KPBC President Reuben Ndolo expressed anticipation for the top-class bout and called for sponsors and partners to support the successful staging of the event.

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