Okwiri too strong for Serunjogi

Okwiri too strong for Serunjogi

This result came off the back of another non-title victory against Colombia’s Fidel Munoz in the USA two months ago as he took his professional record to 7 wins (5 knockouts) and 1 draw.

Rayton Okwiri in a past fight

Reigning Africa Boxing Union Super middleweight champion Rayton Okwiri was too strong for Uganda’s John Serunjogi, registering a unanimous points decision in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Wednesday 13 October 2021.

This result came off the back of another non-title victory against Colombia’s Fidel Munoz in the USA two months ago as he took his professional record to 7 wins (5 knockouts) and 1 draw.

Okwiri is expected to line up against Zimbabwe’s Enock Musambuzi in November before taking on a yet to be identified opponent in December.

He won the ABU title with a third round knockout of Tanzania’s Hussein Itaba in Nairobi on 8 June 2019.

Prior to turning pro, Okwiri, who is a Sergeant at the Kenya Prisons Service, had represented Kenya as an amateur, participating in the welterweight category at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he controversially lost to Morocco’s Mohammed Rabii.

He took to the paid ranks in 2017, debuting with a knockout victory against Tanzania’s Salehe Mkalekwa at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nairobi before drawing with Moshea Aleem in his next bout in Washington, USA.

He has since embarked on a six bout winning spree that has seen him claim the African title as he seeks to follow in the footsteps of Philip Waruinge, Steve Muchoki and David “DK” Kamau in the pursuit of global recognition and dominance.

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