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Rayton Okwiri to face Mwankemwa in WBF Intercontinental super welterweight

Kenya’s pro-boxing sensation, Rayton “Boom Boom” Okwiri will be battling out with Tanzanian Meshack ‘Smart Boy’ Mwankemwa in the WBF Intercontinental super welterweight next month.

Mwankemwa, 27, boasts an impressive track record in his professional fights, including 18 wins (11 by KO), seven losses, and two draws.

 The development comes a couple of days after Okwiri failed to travel to Moka, Mauritius for his much-touted non-title fight against Malawian opponent Limbani Chikapa that had been slated for February 24.

“Due to the imminent threat posed by Cyclone Eleanor approaching Mauritius, we regret to inform you that we are obliged to postpone the  Jammin III event earlier scheduled for  February 24th, 2024,” read the promoter’s communique.

Okwiri, 37, enters the battlefield fresh after winning the World Alliance Boxing Association (WABA) Africa middleweight title the previous year.

In September last year, the Kenya Prisons officer defeated Malawi’s Chikodi Makawa by a unanimous points decision at the Nyayo Stadium Indoor Arena in Nairobi.

A former Africa Boxing Union (ABU) champion, Okwiri said his resounding victory over Makawa demonstrated his enormous potential in the sport.

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