Dar’s female lightweight pugilist to face India’s first contender

The Tanzania women’s boxing team captain Beatrice Nyambega will enter the ring today at 6:00 pm to fight Jasmine Jaismine of India in a lightweight category.

Stepping into the ring, Beatrice will make history as the first Tanzanian woman to clash in such a global tournament, the World Championship.

After an opening fight for Tanzania today, her teammate Rahma Maganga will fight Christine Ongare from Kenya tomorrow in bout no 72, with a minimum weight of 48kg.

The second bout expects to be interesting Rahma fought Christine in January this year at the East African Champion Club Competition.

Rahma Maganga at the left, Coach at the centre and right Beatrice Nyambega.

An intense fight between the two saw the Kenyan boxer winning by judges’ points 3-2.

The 13th edition of the Women’s World Championship 2023 in New Delhi began on March 15th and will climax this month 26th.

More than 350 ranked boxers from 74 countries are registered to participate in this tournament in 12 different weight categories.

The prize money for all winners in each weightage totals 2.4 million US dollars, of which Gold medalists will receive 100,000 US dollars (233m/-), silver medalists 50,000 US dollars (116m/-) and bronze medalists 25,000 US dollars (58m/-)

Speaking on the tournament, the President of IBA, Umar Kremlev, noted that all countries have participated in the global tournament staging at KD Indoor Hall, which can accommodate 6,000 fans.

“This also will open the doors for our boxers and give publicity of our country to the world.
“It will be a heated competition as we have set goals that we are sure to achieve in a bid to develop international boxing in this country and build good cooperation with foreign organisations.

We also have strategies and plans that we will be able to promote and give power to part boxing to a greater extent,” he said.

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