Tanzania’s boxer Karim Madonga, alias Mtu Kazi, decimated his Kenyan counterpart Daniel Wanyonyi in a super-middleweight bout held at KICC, Nairobi.
Mandonga lived up to his hype of the show after technically knocking out Wanyonyi in the fifth round of the show after Wanyonyi declined to get back to the ring for the next round handing Mandonga victory.
What majorly impressed Kenyans is how he managed to promote his fight.
The boxer, who is known for his aggressive fighting style and powerful punches, has been making a name for himself in the boxing world in Tanzania. However, his promotion to fight in Kenya brought him to a whole new level of competition and exposure.
Following his win, the boxer promised to return in four months for another fight which will be equally hyped.
“Mdomo ni ya kupiga promo, nikiingia ulingo iko nafasi ya ngumi,” Mandonga said.
“Narudi tena Nairobi, Kenya hii Aprili ‘kumzika mtu’, raundi ya kwanza kaburi lake liko wapi? Muwekeni pale! Nitakuja na ngumi nyingine, sio Sugunyo tena.”
Wanyonyi runs a clothing business at Gikomba Market.
The Saturday fight was Mandonga’s first bout outside Tanzania.
Madonga’s promoter stated that the move to Kenya is a great opportunity for the young boxer to showcase his skills on a bigger stage and gain more exposure. “We believe that Karim has the talent and the potential to be a top fighter and we are excited to see him take on this new challenge,” he said.