who´s only previous defeat was a decision to
Ibrahim Balla in a WBA title fight in Australia,
came in on relatively short notice to face Cheka
when original opponent Haidari Mchanjo was
pulled out, and he grabbed the opportunity with
Welterweight Salehe Mkalekwa became a two-time
UBO All-Africa champion, but was also presented
with a new opponent in his fight for the vacant
title, as Ugandan Juma Waiswa stepped in to
replace compatriot Mubaraka Sseguya.
switch didn't appear to bother Mkalekwa, who
boxed nicely on his way to a clear unanimous
decision by scores of 99-91 (Agapeter
Mnazareth), 98-92 (Robert Kasiga) and 100-90
(Omari Yazidu). It should be said that Waiswa
acquitted himself well, and the fight was more
competitive than the scores indicate.
process the new titlist improved his
professional record to 12-4 (3). Waiswa (now
10-2-1, 4 KOs) lost on points in a bid for the
WBO Africa title his most recent outing, and
came well prepared as he was in training for a
spot on the undercard.
Halima Vunjabei captured the vacant UBO Female
International Junior Flyweight title when she
won a unanimous verdict over Nicholine Achieng from
Kenya. Judges Agapeter Mnazareth,
Said Chaku and Robert Kasiga scored the fight
99-91, 100-90 and 99-91.
her third straight bout, and her first
professional title, Vunjabei (25) is now 6-3-1
(3). Three years older at twenty-eight, Achieng
falls to 3-8 (1).