Kenya’s inspirational professional boxer Rayton “Boom Boom” Okwiri has told Tanzania’s Ally Ndaro to prepare for 10 painful rounds on Saturday at the KICC, Nairobi.
“As usual I don’t underrate my opponents, I give Ndaro the respect he deserves but let him know he has a long night on Saturday,” said Okwiri (8-1-1, 6 KOs).
Okwiri, a former Africa Boxing Union champion, will face Ndaro (5-0-1, 2 KOs) in a non-title middleweight main fight on Saturday, January 14 at the KICC Ballroom.
“I will take him the way he comes, I want to entertain my home fans as I punish the Tanzanian, l’ll not be in a hurry for a KO. I’m using the fight to build up for bigger ones this year.”
The Kenyan southpaw boxer has been training at Kaloleni and Advanced gyms under coaches David Kiilu and Dan Shisia, Okwiri’s colleague at Kenya Prisons.
Okwiri last fought at home in December 2019 when he successfully defended his ABU middleweight title against DRC’s Augustine Matata at Nairobi’s Charter Hall.
He suffered his first defeat in June 2022 in Johannesburg at the hands of South Africa-based Emmany Kalombo of DRC.
The Kenyan boxer retired in the seventh round due to a right thumb injury in an IBF International title fight.