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Okolla, Achieng headed for the ring

Kenyan boxers heavyweight boxers Morris Okolla and super lightweight Sarah Achieng are expected to hit the ring in the Africa Boxing Union (ABU) and Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) title bouts in August.

According to Daily Nation, the Kenya Professional Boxing Commission (KPBC) chairman Reuben Ndolo has said the bouts had been planned for last month but were postponed due to coronavirus pandemic.

Ndolo also said former World Boxing Council (WBC) female super bantamweight champion Fatuma “Iron Fist” Zarika and Nick “Makaveli” Mwangi, who are currently in Dubai, will feature in support bouts.

It will be Okolla’s first bout since beating Malawian Limbani Lano in a non-title contest on December 14 last year at Charter Hall, Nairobi.

The 37-year-old southpaw boxer, who is the reigning national heavyweight champion, has fought 15 fights, winning 12 and losing three (12-3-0).

His last defeat came in the hands of Ghanaian Richard Lartey in a fight for the vacant World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa heavyweight title on December 24, 2018 in Accra.

That set the Ghanaian in line for the WBO global title where he suffered a knock-out against Briton Daniel Dubois on April 27 last year.

Achieng, the national super lightweight champion, has a 13-2-0 record and fought last on March 23 last year in Nairobi where she beat Joyce Awino in a non-title bout.

Achieng, 32, has not lost a fight since her split decision defeat to Judy Waguthii on December 12, 2014.

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