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Okwiri set to face Uganda’s Kassim Ouma in Kampala

BOXING By Ben Ahenda | April 19th 2022 | 1 min read

Kenya's Africa middleweight champion Rayton Okwiri (right) in action against Columbia's Fidel Munoz. [Courtesy, Nenez Media Services]

Former Africa Boxing Union super middleweight champion Rayton Okwiri has landed a 10 round non-title fight against former International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior middleweight champion Kassim Ouma of Uganda in Kampala in December.

The fight will be hosted at the Cricket Oval in Lugogo, Kampala.

“This is one of the easiest fights that I’m having in the recent past and will ensure I knock him (Ouma) out within the first four rounds,” the hard hitting Okwiri said.

“However, I’m not going to underrate him throughout the fight and I look forward to bigger fights in the near future after the fight,” Okwiri who last week appealed to ABU to reinstate his ABU belt told Standard Sports.

This will be the third crucial fight involving Kenyan professional boxers for the past two seasons that has seen Commonwealth Super lightweight champion Sarah Achieng’ and Universal Boxing Organization Africa Super bantamweight title holder Gabriel Ochieng’ win their titles.

And as he prepares for the fight, Okwiri hinted that he might be forced to fly out to the US for his training sessions.

Ouma who boasts of 47 fights with 29 victories (with 18 knockouts), 17 draws and one loss (29-17-1, 18 KOs) is equally ready.

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