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Jengo, Mkalekwa & Vunjabei Secures UBO Titles In Dar-Es-Salaam

 
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March 11, 2018 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

 
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Three new Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) Champions were belted on Saturday night (March 10) on a stacked card promoted by Kigula Sports Ent. at the National Indoor Stadium in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania.

 
 

In something of an upset, former UBO World Champion Cosmas Cheka (26) failed to take home the vacant UBO International Super Featherweight title when he dropped a split decision to 22-year-old fellow countryman Salimu Jengo, also known as Salim Mtango.

Scores from the three judges were 96-93 (Agapeter Mnazareth) and 97-92 (Omari Yazidu) for Jengo, who improved his record to 10-1 (6), and 95-94 (Robert Kasiga) for Cheka, now 21-10-5 (4).


Photo: New UBO International Super Featherweight Champion Salimu Jengo.

 



Jengo, 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 both hands.

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.

The 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.

In the 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.

Finally, 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.

Winning 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).

 

 
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