"Loud-mouthed" Tanzanian boxer Mandonga 'Mtu Kazi' to fight in Nairobi again

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BOXING "Loud-mouthed" Tanzanian boxer Mandonga 'Mtu Kazi' to fight in Nairobi again

Festus Chuma 07:52 - 10.03.2023

The boxer is set for his maiden title fight.

Tanzanian boxer Karim 'Mtu Kazi' Mandonga is set to challenge Ugandan boxer Kenneth 'Da Mexico' Lukyamuzi in Nairobi on Saturday 18 March.

Mandonga announced his upcoming bout against Lukyamuzi, disclosing that the fight will be a ten-round Pugilist Syndicate of Tanzania (PST) title bout.

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The 43-year-old boxer was due to fight Kenyan boxer Daniel Wanyonyi in a rematch, but the former is reported to have pulled out at the last minute.

"I am returning to Kenya to fight against Ugandan boxer Kenneth Lukyamuzi whom I have nicknamed Rukia.

I have worked hard; those who work like me know no failure! I will bring a new punch to Rukia; a hard one from the Sahara desert called 'Mlunga Mbuga," said Madonga.

Mandonga was successful in his last fight in Nairobi, where he floored Kenyan boxer Daniel Wanyonyi on a technical knockout.

It was one of the most anticipated bouts, and it lived up to the expectations as the Kenya International Conference Centre (KICC) Tsavo Ballroom was filled to capacity.

Mandonga is popularly known for his comical statements before and after bouts, where he vows to floor his opponents.

Lukyamuzi, 45, was last involved in a non-title welterweight fight against Malawian boxer Chikondi Makawa in 2020.

Mandonga has seven bouts, three wins, three losses, and one draw, while his Ugandan opponent has three losses, one draw, and six wins in his last ten bouts.