Pialali-Tinampay contest eagerly awaited as Mtango to defend title

Wednesday November 25 2020
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Dar es Salaam. The international non-title bout between Tanzanian Idd Pialali and Filipino Arnel Tinampay is eagerly being awaited as each of the two boxers has bragged to win the fight.

 The super-welterweight fight, organised by promoter Seleman Semunyu of Peaktime Promotion, is scheduled to take place on Saturday at Oysterbay’s Next Door Arena in Dar es Salaam.

Speaking yesterday, Semunyu said all preparations are complete and the boxers are now ready for the fight. He said a weigh-in exercise and medical examinations would be carried out at the Next Door Arena on Friday from 10am.

Semunyu said they expect an exciting fight because Pialali has bragged to either register a knockout (KO) or Technical Knockout (TKO) win against Tinampay, who is going to step into the ring for the second time in Tanzania. “There will be more fires during the day because we have selected serious boxers in the event. Tinampay has decided to arrive very early in the country to acclimatize after experiencing difficulties when he faced Hassan Mwakinyo on November 29 last year. Besides the main fight, another Tanzanian boxer Ali Mtango will defend his Universal Boxing Organisation (UBO) belt against Eduardo Mancito of Filipino in the 10 round scheduled light-weight bout. Seleman Kidunda will exchange blows with Saidi Mbelwa in the 10 round scheduled super middleweight fight for the Pugilistic Syndicate (PST) of Tanzania belt.

Japhet Kaseba will also take on Imani Mapambano in the 10 round middleweight fight while Ramadhan Shauri will face Saleh Mkalekwa in the eight round scheduled fight. Shadrack Ignas will fight Vicent Mbilinyi and Ismail Galiatano will face Mustafa Doto and Adam Yusuph against Adam Kipenga.

There will also be fights for women whereby Leila Yazidu will fight Hajat Seleman while Lulu Kayage will face Stumai Muki.


Semunyu said boxing fans will have to pay Sh100,000 for special seats and Sh50,000 and Sh20,000 for other seats. Tickets are sold through Nilipe App and at other centers namely Vunja Bei shops at Sinza, Dick Sound (Magomeni), Shishi Food (Kinondoni), Cake City (Salasala) and Kaites Lounge in Tabata.


By Majuto Omary @majutoy2k [email protected]