April 14, 2024

Achieng turns focus on WBC super lightweight title

Achieng turns focus on WBC super lightweight title
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The 34-year-old was fighting for the vacant World Boxing Foundation (WBF) Women's World super lightweight belt, convincing the three judges

Sarah Achieng bagged a unanimous points victory against Argentina's Edith Solidad to become the third Kenyan woman to win a world boxing title.

The 34-year-old was fighting for the vacant World Boxing Foundation (WBF) Women's World super lightweight belt, convincing the three judges with her punching and point-scoring prowess in a 10-round bout to hand her the win.

Achieng joined Fatuma Zarika, who once held the World Boxing Council (WBC) world female super-bantamweight title and Conjestina Achieng who held the WBF world and Women's International Boxing Federation (WIBF) titles.

"It was a good fight but it was not easy. I had to dig deep for this win. I studied her tactics and scored my points while avoiding her close body contact," Achieng said after the fight.

 

The win extended her stellar record to 16 wins and two loses with zero knockouts. 

There's no time to rest for the zealous Achieng who has turned her focus to the WBC super lightweight title currently held by English woman Chantelle Cameron. 

"I believe my victory is a statement enough that I can challenge for something big," said Achieng told Daily Nation, adding that her coach Alfred Analo has worked hard on her training regime to ensure that she can deliver.