Newly-crowned Africa Boxing Union (ABU) middleweight champion Rayton Okwiri believes he is now ready to work his way up the list of contenders in his quest for global titles.
The Olympian, who joined paid ranks after his 2016 debacle in Rio, delivered a scintillating flurry of punches which sent Tanzanian opponent, Hussein Ilabe, crashing onto the canvas.
The win earned him the vacant ABU belt which now improves his chances of fighting in Europe, America and Asia.
The Nairobi-based Kenya Prisons Service officer, better known as ‘Boom Boom’ in boxing circles, stretched his unbeaten record to four wins and a draw.
Referee Steve ‘Vedo’ Okumu stopped the proceedings after the Tanzanian failed to beat the count of 10. Ilabe went to his knees and couldn’t recover the thunderous onslaught.
The 10-round scheduled title contest ended on the 78th second of the third round. Okwiri pinned the Tanzanian at a corner to delver his killer antics. From the first Hong, Boom Boom fought as though each shot was to be the last.
To read full article - http://v.duta.us/POvIeQAA