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Catherine Nanziri: Olympian Set For Fifth Pro Fight

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August 19 2023
•Catherine Nanziri (Uganda) Vs Egine Kayange (Tanzania)


Catherine Nanziri will be returning in the ring against Tanzanian Egine Kayange on August 19 at the Indoor Arena, Lugogo.

It has been an upward trajectory for Nanziri who turned pro last year in February after a successful spell in amateur.

She bear Tanzanian Husnah Zamba to launch her professional stint on April 4th, at the Phillip Omondi Stadium, in Lugogo.

And wins against Sandra Mohamed (Tanzania), Salimat Tibesigwa (Uganda) and Nicholine Achieng (Kenya) have since followed.

She beat Achieng by Unanimous decision in her last fight on November 26 last year at Club Obligato.

And Nanziri, first and only female boxer to represent Uganda at Olympics, will be going for an African title.

“My preparations for this fight are very high and intense than the previous ones,” Nanziri told The-SportsNation.

“This is a tough fight, I am going to be challenging the African title belt and I need to convince all the judges.”

The Tanzanian opponent is the Country’s number one and more experienced than Nanziri having turned pro back in 2019.

She has won eight of her 12 fights, and best Halima Bandola last month in Dar Es Salaam.

Nanziri, 23, will fancy her chances on home soil to continue her impressive start in Pro career.

She added: “Ever since I joined pro boxing, life hasn’t been hard compared to amateur because Pro-boxing is paying each fight you fight.

“My target is being undisputed world champion, becoming an idol and an inspiration to both young and youth generations while lifting them up and I also want to build my own legacy.”

The ABU African Women’s Bantamweight title will go for 12 rounds.

It has been organised by A&B promotions with sponsors including Rockboom Energy drink, Luuka Plastics, Fists of Hope Foundation and Metafit Gym256.

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