A clutch of Kenyan professional boxers will feature prominently Saturday evening as Nairobi hosts the Awakening Boxing Bonanza at Impala Grounds.
Two title fights will see Gabriel Ochien’g and Consolata Musanga fend for the vacant UBO International bantamweight and lightweight title belt respectively. Additionally there will be nine under card bouts featuring boxers from Congo, Uganda, India and Tanzania.
Speaking to Wikendi Sports after the official weigh in session held at Valley Arcade, Ochien’g expressed confidence that his preparations were on point. “We have been in camp for three months and my body feels right. I am meeting an opponent I know little about. However, I am confident this belt will remain at home. I am hungry for a win and so I have worked on my weak points,” he said.
His coach Julius Odhiambo also echoed his sentiments by warning the opponent to prepare for war. “My boxer is ready and we have worked hard enough on speed and power. This should be an easy one for him and I look forward to Ochien’g entertaining the fans.”
Meanwhile, experienced Kenyan female lightweight pugilist Consolata Musanga who faces Tanzanian opponent Rehema Abdallah in another title fight also was raring to go. She has been working overtime on roadwork and sparring.
Kenya Professional Boxing Commission (KPBC) assistant treasurer Joseph Mboya at the same time reiterated that the organisers of the bout had full blessings of the Commission since they had met requirements.