Boxer Phiri in Tanzania for Abu-South title bout


Boxer Hannock ‘Hard Knock’ Phiri is beaming with confidence ahead of the African Boxing Union (Abu)-South Super Lightweight title contest against Salimu Jengo slated for Millennium Tower in Dar es Salaam this evening.

Phiri and his trainer Coman Chimpango arrived in Tanzania on Monday and Tuesday, the Malawian underwent a weigh-in session in readiness for the fight.

“We are okay and I want to show my country that, in this fight, I am not ready to disappoint my followers. I want to keep on decorating my belt,” said Phiri who holds the World Boxing Forum, World Professional Boxing Federation and National Super lightweight belts.


Phiri, who was training at Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, formerly College of Medicine, in Blantyre weighed lighter 60.4kgs whereas his opponent weighed 61.5kgs.

The Malawian, 26, has six wins including three knockouts and a loss whereas Jengo, 26, has 16 wins, including four knockouts and four defeats.

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