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Boxer Mwakinyo tops EAC in record listing

TANZANIAN professional fighter, Hassan Mwakinyo is the highest rated boxer in super welterweight in Eastern Africa according to the latest BoxRec listing.

The latest upturn follows the puncher’s feat, when he stunned Britain’s Sam Eggington last weekend at the Arena Birmingham in England.

Mwakinyo shocked Eggington alias ‘The Savage’ last Saturday night by defeating him in a second round knockout in a scheduled 10 round fight on the undercard of Amir Khan vs. Samuel Vargas.

According to the BoxRec listing, Mwakinyo is ranked 235 globally in all categories after acquiring massive 115 points.

In the continental listing, the 23-year-old Mwakinyo is placed eleventh, with ten boxers from Southern African and West Africa ahead of him.

According to the record, the upcoming boxer is placed 16th globally in the super welterweight division.

Eggington, who was positioned eighth in the ranking before losing the last weekend’s bout, has now dropped to 30th position in the super welterweight division.

In the division, United States’ Jarret Hurd is on top of the list, followed by his compatriots Erislandy Lara and Erislandy Lara both from Houston, Texas respectively.

The fourth position is held by Jaime Munguia from Mexico, while British Kell Brook is settled at the fifth position.

Following Mwakinyo’s victory over Eggington, it has been suggested that if promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing needs an opponent for Kell Brook, then Mwakinyo would be a good option if he can’t make the Amir Khan vs. Brook fight for December.

Mwakinyo with a record of (12-2, 8 KOs) destroyed Eggington (23-5, 15 KOs) hurt the 24-year-old Eggington in round two, and then flurried on him with nonstop punches to the head until the referee Kevin Parker was forced to step in and stop the contest.

The official time of the stoppage was at 1:02 of round two.

Mwakinyo was brought in as a replacement opponent on a couple of weeks’ notice or the 5’11’ Eggington to fight.

This was supposed to have an easy fight for Eggington, but he was hurt at the end of the 1st round and he never really recovered from the shot.

The Tanzanian pugilist continued to tee off on the defenceless Eggington in the second round.

He was hitting Eggington at will with punches, and he wasn’t even trying to block the shots and was just taking the punches with his chin and he looked like he was hoping Mwakinyo would get tired of hitting him but that didn’t turn out.

Also, there are suggestions that if Hearn isn’t going to dump Eggington, then he needs to setup a rematch with Mwakinyo if possible.

This is the type of fight that Eggington can’t walk away from. If Hearn can schedule a rematch between the two, then maybe Eggington can avenge his loss if he retools his game and works on his head movement.

In the BoxRec listing United States’ Terence Crawford is ranked number one with 1,089 points in the welterweight while famous boxer United Kingdom’s, Anthony Joshua ‘AJ’ is placed eighth position in heavyweight category with 672 points.

Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao is settled in the 13th position with 551 points in welterweight division.

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Author: DAILY NEWS Reporter

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