National Indoor Stadium in Dar Es Salaam,
Mashali beat undefeated Sajjab Mehrabi from Iran
by close split decision after twelve hard rounds
of boxing, delighting his local fans when it
became clear he had emerged victorious.
Robert Kasiga and Agapeter Mnazareth scored the
entertaining fight 115-113 and 116-112 for
Mashali, while judge Said Chaku scored 115-113
in favor of Mehrabi. Referee in charge of the
action was Anthony Ruta.
also a former East & Central Africa Champion,
improved his professional record to 18-4-1 (9),
and Sajjab Mehrabi, who in 2014 drew with former
WBF world champion Francis Cheka in Dar Es
Salaam, falls to 14-1-2 (1).
the ten-bout card promoted by Mwazoa Promotions,
local Welterweight Salehe Mkalekwa claimed his
careers best victory when he won the vacant UBO
All-Africa title with a unanimous decision over
Kenyan James Onyango.