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Rayton Okwiri floors Itabe for second title

Kenya’s Rayton Okwiri was crowned the Africa Boxing Union (ABU) Middleweight champion for the second time after beating Tamzania’s Hussein Itabe on Saturday night at Charter Hall, Nairobi.

The former continental Welterwight champion ended Itabe’s challenge with his left punch to floor him.

The former Olympian scored his second successive victory this year after starring at ‘Nairobi Fight Night 2’ boxing extravaganza on March 23 when he destroyed another Tanzanian, Pascal ‘Prince Kilimanjaro’ Bruno in another third round technical knockout.

The 33 year-old who was born in Butere, Mumias County sent the 42 year-old veteran to the canvas in the first round before another knockdown in the third delivered sealed the victory.

In other results, Kenya’s Morris Okolla pounded Tanzanian Alfonse Mchuatumbo to submission in round three when his seconders threw in the towel to save him from further unnecessary punishment in a heavyweight fight.

Hamisi Mayo of Tanzania knockout home fighter James Onyango in the sixth round of their welterweight clash while the all-Kenyan Super lightweight bout between Nick Mwangi and Fred Nyekesa was declared drawn.

Michael Nyawade won his lightweight showdown against fellow Kenyan, Anderson Sifuna and in the only female bout of the cards, homegirl Judy Waguthi put Asha Nzoa of Tanzania to bed with a clinical third round technical knockout.

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