Boxing: Achieng to defend Commonwealth title against Homakoma of Zimbabwe at Charter Hall

Salimat Tibesigwa of Uganda (left) and Consolata Musanga of Kenya ahead of their eight round Pugilist Syndicate of Tanzania (PST) women's Super Bantamweight bout at Charter Hall in Nairobi.PHOTOS/Elvis Ogina

Celebrated Kenyan boxer Sarah 'Angel of War' Achieng is set to defend her Commonwealth Super Light Weight title in Nairobi on Friday night. 

Achieng will slug it off against Chiedza Homakoma of Zimbabwe in a ten-round duel to be staged at the Nairobi Charter Hall.

Another expected mouthwatering title fight in the night pits Kenya's Consolata Musanga against Salimat Tibesigwa of Uganda.

Musanga and Tibesigwa will battle for the eight round Pugilist Syndicate of Tanzania (PST) belt in the women's Super Bantamweight category.

Achieng upped her training at the dusty Kariobangi Social Hall for over three months ahead of her clash with Homakoma.

She has warned the Zimbabwean to expect little from the fight saying she is out to retain the belt for another successive year.

"The belt is going nowhere, the title is remaining here," Achieng declared.

"I have done enough training, I feel my body is in great shape, I'm ready to punch to glory.

"Together with my coach Priest Analo, we have come up with a game plan that will help us retain the belt," the former Universal Boxing Organization (UBO) Inter Continental Female Lightweight champion underscored.

Homakoma said she had travelled to South Africa to up her training for the bout for over a month.

She believes her lean body is very much ready to counter Achieng's marauding tactics in the ring.

"I'm not here for vacation, I'm in Kenya for business, and the business is to win the belt," Homakoma stated.
Achieng defeated Anisha

“The Massacre" Basheel of Malawi on October 20, 2021 to lift the then vacant belt.

 It was one of the most anticipated bouts of the year, a battle between two of the 
best super light weights.

Sarah 'Angel of Death' Achieng (left) who is set to defend her Commonwealth Super Light Weight title against Chiedza Homakoma of Zimbabwe in a ten-round duel at the Nairobi Charter Hall. PHOTOS/Elvis Ogina

Both affirmed their status among the world’s best in this grueling battle, but it was Achieng who surprised, mixing in movement and boxing ability to go along with her athleticism and brawling style. 

Achieng dominated the fight from the second round till the tenth, her versatility proved to be the difference as she became the new Commonwealth (British Empire) Super Light  Weight Champion by scores of 100 – 80, 98 – 92 and 100 – 90.

Kenya Proffesional Boxing Commission (KPBC) President Reuben Ndolo said the two belts to be contested on Friday night have been fully sanctioned by the KPBC and their corresponding international bodies.

From left: Kenya Proffessional Boxing Commission President Reuben Ndolo ( centre) with boxers Salimat Tibesigwa of Uganda and Consolata Musanga of Kenya ahead of their eight round Pugilist Syndicate of Tanzania (PST) women's Super Bantamweight bout at Charter Hall in http://Nairobi.PHOTOS/Elvis Ogina

"I urge Kenyans to turn up in large numbers to watch these world class fights because the boxers involved are very much competent," Ndolo said.

There will be other  seven curtain raiser bouts ahead of the title fights.

TALE OF THE TAPES

Sarah Achieng

Total fights: 16

Wins: 14 (KOs 7)

Losses: 2

Draw:O

Chiedza Homakoma

Total fights: 10

Wins:6 (4KOs)

Losses: 4 (KO 1)

Draw: 2

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