Achieng' silences Anisha to win Commonwealth Super Lightweight belt

Sarah Achieng

Sarah Achieng' of Kenya (right) in action against Malawi's Anisha Basheel during their Commonwealth Super Light Weight 10-round bout on October 20, 2021 at Charter Hall, Nairobi.

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What you need to know:

  • Achieng' had promised to talk with punches in the ring against Malawian Anisha Basheel and she delivered in front of a fully-packed hall in a real show-stopper to win the Commonwealth Super Lightweight belt.
  • Both of them gave as much as they got, but Achieng' was more clinical with her punches. Judges Francis Olando, Daniel Otieno and Martin Ndara scored 100-90, 98-92 and 100-90 for the Kenyan in the 10-round fight refereed by Tanzanian Emmanuel Mlundwa.

Sarah Achieng' and Victor Wesonga gave Kenyan boxing fans a perfect Mashujaa Day gift after winning their respective bouts at Charter Hall in Nairobi on Wednesday.


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