Malawian Champ Phiri Gets UBO Title-Shot                                              

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August 25, 2020 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

UBO  -  Universal Boxing Organization™

One of the most promising up-and-coming boxers in Africa, reigning Malawian national champion Hannock Phiri, is set to challenge for the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) International Lightweight title.


22 year-old Phiri (10-1, 9 KOs) will go on the road, and face former UBO World Super Featherweight Champion Cosmas Cheka (24-13-6, 5 KOs) on September 13 in Morogoro, Tanzania.

A pro since March of 2017, Phiri is no stranger to prevailing in his opponents back-yard. Last September he traveled to Lusaka, Zambia where he unanimously decisioned undefeated local man Hilary Kataya to lift the WPBF International crown.

Three months later he captured the Zambian national title, when he dethroned Byson Gwayani, whom he had already defeated in a non-title fight eight months earlier.


Despite being only twenty-nine, Cosmas Cheka is a true veteran of the game. He made his pro debut in 2009, and, besides the UBO World title triumph in 2016, has held Tanzanian and World Boxing Federation (WBF) African titles.

It will be very interesting to see if the young, hard-punching Phiri is too fresh, or if the experienced campaigner, Cheka, has too many tricks in his bag on top of the support from the crowd.

The fight will headline a show promoted by Kaike Promotions.







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