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Friday, July 3, 2020

Muwowo braces for first ABU title defence

Sports Muwowo braces for first ABU title defence

Alfred Muwowo this weekend makes his first defence of the Africa Boxing Union flyweight title.

The knockout specialist enters the ring on December 30 at Government Complex in Lusaka to face veteran Dalisizwe Komani of South Africa just six months after winning the continental title.

This will be Muwowo’s first defence of the ABU title he won on July 2 in Ndola where he beat Tanzanian Haji Juma via a 5th Round TKO.

Unbeaten Muwowo will be entering the ring for his eighth fight seeking his seventh successive knockout.

“The belt is like a baby to me, so I will defend it with all my might,” Muwowo said.

“Komani should be ready for a tough fight.

“I will definitely want a knockout.”

But the experienced Komani who has 23 fights with 14 wins, seven defeats and one draw says he has come to Zambia to ensure Muwowo’s reign is a very brief one.

“I have prepared well for Muwowo and I am here for one thing. To grab the belt. That’s all,” Komani said.
However, questions abound over the opponents’ rustiness and who returns to the ring after a one- year hiatus for the first time since December 11, 2016.

And Komani comes into the fight the slightly heavier of the two weighing 51.4 Kg while Muwowo came in at 50.8 Kg.

Meanwhile, female boxer Catherine Phiri is on the undercard with a non-title Super Bantamweight, six round bout against Rukia Nasirite of Kenya.

Catherine returns to the right 25 days after losing her WBC title to Kenyan Fatuma Zarika in Nairobi on December 2.

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