Tanzanian Karim Mandonga wins second Betnare fight
A number of boxing events have been lined up in Kenya as part of a wider project to boost the popularity and community engagement of the sport.
Betting company BetNare announced it will work closely with corporates, boxing federations, and promoters to take the games to the grassroots and beyond.
This after two successful boxing events in as many months held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi and Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani gymnasium.
“We are in consultation with the Kenya Professional Boxing organizers and the promoters to see how we can work together to have boxing events in other parts of the country.”
“We have had two very successful events in Nairobi and it is clear that the sport is loved by many people and it’s growing in popularity. Now we need to take more events to other parts of the country, it was also great to hear that Nancy Matimu (MD Multichoice) are also looking into developing sports as a whole,” said BetNare Chief Executive Office Terence Mutongerwa.
“BetNare is committed to helping rebuild the sport which was at one time very popular. We want to help unearth fresh talent to fill the gloves that were once worn by the likes of Robert Wangila Napunyi,” added Mutongerwa.
Over the weekend, several boxing fights were held at the Kasarani Stadium gymnasium.
In some selected results, Tanzanian Karim “Mtu Kazi” Mandonga lived up to his hype by beating Uganda’s Kenneth Lukyamuzi in a split decision.
The result ensued the Tanzanian claim the vacant regional Pugilistic Syndicate of Tanzania (PST) light heavyweight title.
In another result, Daniel Wanyonyi of Kenya beat Ugandan Charles Kakande in a six-round non-title middleweight bout.