ARUSHA: TANZANIAN pugilist, Abdallah Pazi, alias Dulla Mbabe will take on Erick Tshimanga Katompa from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in an International boxing bout to be staged in Arusha.
The main card event pitting the two foes will be preceded by seven other boxing bouts and are to be staged in the Simba auditorium at the Mount Meru Hotel on November 25 this year.
Organized by the Lady in Red Promotion, the boxing bout which is essentially a reprise match between Dulla and Katompa is dubbed as ‘Boxing with Tourism,’ and is specifically being staged in Arusha City that is the hub of tourism in East Africa, linking Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park.
According to the Lady in Red Promotion Communication Officer, Seneta Banza, the two boxers previously fought in Dar-es-salaam in October 2021 in which saw Dulla Mbabe lost to Katompa in overall judges’ points.
Now the two adversaries are going to face each other once again in ten-round bout event schedule to start at around 7.00pm, with a number of curtain raisers featuring seven other pairs of boxers to warm-up the ring.
In Middleweight bout, Ali Baba Tarimo will face Karage Suba, both from Tanzania,and in another bout female fighters Chiku Idd and Leyla Macho will trade punches in middle weight bout.
While in another fight Sarah Alex will face and Tatiana Ezekiel and in the Super-Middle weight, Shaaban Kaoneka face Kassim (Pesa) Somboko as well as Paulo Kam will fight against Jacob Maganga and Shaaban Ngunda against Salehe Mkalekwa.
Towards the main event, Nigerian boxer Rilwan Lawal will face Tanzanian boxer Loren Japhet, these two will make the threshold event towards the main card.