Thomas Mashali has been lined up for the East and Central Africa middle weight ten-round title bout against Ugandan boxer Med Sebyala in one of the sporting events to be staged in memory of the late Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere on October 14 in Dar es Salaam
The Tanzania Professional Boxing Organization event will be hosted by Friends Corner in the city.
TPBO in collaboration with Media Entertainment and Arts Promotion have organised the championship bout
as confirmed by its president Yassin Abdallah.
Abdallah said the boxing fraternity understands Nyerere’s contribution in sports, hence TPBO acknowledges it.
“We believe that honouring Mwalimu will boost boxing and our efforts will pay off as we try to attain high standards of the game”, he said.
The boxing duo has been motivated by the occasion as they praise the father of the nation who laid the foundation of the country.
Mashali defended his middle weight title in June when he triumphed over Kyela boxer Maisha Samson in a sixth round knockout.
Another win next month would be a perfect honour to Mwalimu Nyerere. Ugandan boxer is expected to arrive in the country early next month ahead of the bout.