Tanzanian boxer Karim 'Mtu Kazi' Mandonga floored Kenya's Daniel Wanyonyi via a technical knockout (TKO) in the sixth round of their 10-round Super Middleweight contest at the KICC Ballroom in Nairobi on Sunday morning.
Mandonga's 'Sugunyo' fist floors Wanyonyi at the KICC [Photos]
The Tanzanian boxer unleashed blows on Wanyonyi who bowed out in the fifth round
Mandoga clearly dominated the fight forcing Wanyonyi to throw in the towel in the fifth round of the battle.
After the fight, Mandonga said he had fulfilled his promise of giving his country a win, which he had promised when departing.
"I fought this fight for my country. This is a win for Tanzania. I am happy I have lived to my promise."
The Tanzanian boxer whose hype for the match had Kenyans talking said he would be back in the country for yet another match, promising to come back with a different fist other than ‘Sugunyo’ which he unleashed on Wanyonyi.
“Narudi tena Nairobi, Kenya hii Aprili ‘kumzika mtu’, raundi ya kwanza kaburi lake liko wapi? Muwekeni pale! Nitakuja na ngumi nyingine, sio Sugunyo tena,” Mandoga said.
Rayton Okwiri triumphs over Ally Ndaro
Despite Wanyonyi’s loss, Kenya’s Rayton Okwiri beat Tanzania’s Ally Ndaro to make things equal for the two East African nations.
Okwiri beat Ndaro following a unanimous decision by the judges winning the bout with 80-72 points and 79-73 points.
Besides the two fights, Kenyans who attended the event sponsored by Betnare, a local betting company were treated to eight other bouts pitting boxers from across the continent. In the women's featherweight title, Parsedes Anyango beat June Kavulani.
The tournament was attended by Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja and Lang’ata member of parliament Phelix ‘Jalang’o’ Odiwour.
Besides the lawmakers, celebrities including radio presenter Gidi Ogidi, Bien, Bensoul, Prezzo and KRG The Don were present.
Daniel Wanyonyi was sponsored by Betnare and three other boxers.