Former boxing champion seeks Bantamweight title

Former boxing champion seeks Bantamweight title

Former boxing champion seeks Bantamweight title

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Former Boxing champion, Nick Otieno Kanyankole will on Saturday step into the ring  to contest for the vacant national bantamweight title. Kanyankole recently knocked out Remmy Iga at Thika Municipal stadium and will next face Gabriel Ochieng for the 12 round title fight at Club Casuarina in Buru Buru, Nairobi.

Speaking in Nairobi Kanyankole says,  "Returning to the ring after such a long spell is special. Being a title fight makes it even more interesting. I have trained enough and my body is ready for the fight,”

The fight is sanctioned by the Kenya Professional Boxing Commission(KPBC) and promoted by Atomic Bunde of Time Bomb Promotions in conjunction with Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi ‘Sonko’.

“I am grateful that KPBC has given me the green light to stage this fight, I want to thank Sonko
for providing the venue for the bout.” said Bunde.

The promoter will also step into the ring to take on national heavy weight sensation Robert Ochung in a
six round none title fight.

Other bouts on the card will see Maurice Okolla take on Joseph Ataro in heavyweight while the super
heavyweight category will involve James Onyango whose opponent will be announced on Friday during a weighing in session at a Nairobi hotel.

Another bout pits Francis Kimani against Fred Nyakesha which will also be a six round heavyweight fight.
Bunde noted that he is glad to return to promoting boxing after a three year hiatus.

“I have very big plans for local boxing, I am eager to promote local talent, I want to first make
local champions before I take my promotion regional, “said Bunde.

While urging the corporate to come on board and help promoters take boxing to the next level, Bunde challenged KPBC to exercise professionalism in order to change the image of boxing in the country.

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