Fox Sports Brings Africa Boxing To Gaborone
Featuring Two World Boxing Association Pan African Title Fights live from The International Convention Centre in Botswana
FOX Sports, the global leader in premium sports broadcasting, continues to grow its footprint on the African continent and will proudly feature two World Boxing Association Pan-African title fights at the International Convention Center in Gaborone, Botswana on 8 August. All the fights are sanctioned by the WBA (World Boxing Association), the oldest organization recognized by the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
The first major fight is a 12 round WBA Pan-African Super Welterweight contest between Namibia’s Anthony Jarmann and Tanzania’s Hassan Mwakinyo (challenger). Jarmann’s record is an impressive 14 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw while the Tanzanian has been in battle for 7 fights with just 1 loss.
The second fight is for the WBA Pan-African Super-Middleweight Title, between Patric Mukala from the DRC and Daniel Wanyonyi (challenger) from Kenya. Wanyonyi’s ring record stands at 25 wins, 11 lost and 2 draws while Mukala has won all 8 of his fights.
Taking center stage and officiating the title fights is South African International boxing judge and referee Stan Chistodoulou. Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York on 13 June 2004, Stan has judged bouts in South Africa as well as internationally with the WBA. He has twice been named South African boxing’s “Man of the year”, in 1980 he was named the WBA’s “Referee of the year” and among his notable bouts that he has refereed is the Marvin Hagler v Roberto Duran match.
Joining this Fox Sports Boxing Bonanza in Gaborone is Paul Dempsey, one of the world’s famous boxing voices as the lead commentator for the evening. The titles fights plus the four thrill-a-minute bouts on the undercard will go out live on Fox Sports 2 from 7pm C.A.T on the 8th of August.
The four fights on the undercard also features three fighters from Botswana. The opening fight, fought over four rounds, is an international Super-Featherweight bout between local lad, Tshepang Babui and Lunga Ngoma from South Africa.
The international Lightweight contest, also over four rounds, will see Botswana’s Steven Bagwasi up against Brandon Bocking also from South Africa. The second International Lightweight contest will be between Botswana’s Kutlwano Ogaketse, and South African Vuzi Zwane.
And the final undercard fight is an international Super Lightweight six-round contest between Namibian Rafael IIta, and Kenyan Silver Medalist Denis Okoth.
Frank Rutten, Executive Vice-President, FOX Sports Europe & Africa, said
International Super-Featherweight (4 rounds): Tshepang Babui v Lunga Ngoma
International Super-Lightweight (4 rounds): Steven Bagwasi v Brandon Bocking
International Super-Lightweight (4 rounds): Kutwano Ogaketse v Vusi Zwane
International Super-Lightweight (6 rounds): Rafael Iita v Denis Okoth
WBA Pan-African Super-Welterwight Title (12 rounds): Anthony Jarmann (Namibia) v Hassan Mwakinyo (Tanzania)
WBA Pan-African Super-Bantamweight title (12 rounds): Patric Mukala (DRC) v Daniel Wanyonyi (Kenya)