Dar boxer wins TPBO title

08Jun 2016
Japheth Kazenga
The Guardian
Dar boxer wins TPBO title

DAR ES SALAAM professional boxer, Said Wigo has emerged as the new Tanzania Professional Boxing Organization (TPBO) national Super Bantamweight champion after overcoming fellow domestic boxer, Abbas Mselemo, by points in the city on Sunday.

The victory in the 10-round bout, held at Tandika, has seen Wigo land his first domestic title apart from improving his record to three wins (one knckout), one defeat and a draw.

Wigo had previously commanded a unanimous decision win over another domestic boxer, Hamza Mchanjo, in a non-title bout in the city on September 20 last year.

In Wigo’s three other bouts, he took on Hassan Mgosi on October 14 in 2014 and the fight was declared a draw.
Wigo also faced Hemed Hemed on August 31 the same year and the former recorded a knockout win. Wigo’s debut bout at the professional level saw him lose to Mwaite Juma by points.

Wigo is currently rated fifth out of 24 boxers in the Bantamweight division in Tanzania by Boxrec.
The network has positioned him 378th in the list of 881 boxers in the world in the division.

The Sunday bout was preceded by three four-round, non-title supporting fights, in which the first ended with Zachariah Kibwana beating Fred Ngoligwa by points.

Iddi Mkwela, who is coached by Rajab Mhamila, registered a third round knockout (KO) of Ibrahim Mweluwala, who is trained by Godfrey Mzazi.The fight pitting Saidi Kidedea against Frank Zagalino saw the former beat the latter by points.