Tanzania: Mwakinyo takes first place from Abu after impressive victory
Dar es Salaam – Prominent Tanzanian professional boxer Hassan Mwakinyo has been ranked at the top of the African Boxing Union (ABU) welterweight division.
Mwakinyo is also ranked number 45 by BoxRec after his recent KO (KO) victory over Antonio Mayala of Angola. Their fight was organized by Jackson Group Sports. BoxRec is a website dedicated to keeping updated records of professional and amateur male and female boxers around the world.
Previously, Mwakinyo was not ranked at the top of the ABU as he did not appear in a number of boxing events sanctioned by the African boxing governing body.
Mwakinyo, who holds the World Boxing Federation (WBF) intercontinental super welterweight title, was previously ranked 55th by BoxRec, but is now ranked 45th out of 1,562 boxers in the world.
According to the ranking, Nigerian Wale Omotoso is the first competitor, followed by Ghanaian Patrick Allotey and South African Roarke Knap.
In addition, in the top five are Emmany Kalombo from DR Congo and Nigerian Samuel Nmomah. The other boxers according to the ranking are Brandon Tysse from South Africa, Habib Ahmed (Ghana), Simon Dlala (South Africa), Emile Kalekuzi (DRC), King Davidson (Nigeria), Dodzi Kemeh (Ghana), Yassine Aallam ( Morocco), Nkululeko Mhlongo (South Africa) and Nigerian Sule Olagbade.
Mwakinyo said he always wants to move forward in the game by fighting for the world titles under major sanctioning organizations like WBC, WBA, IBF and others. “I am inspired by my ranking and I have to prove my worth in my next fights,” said Mwakinyo. Speaking to The Citizen yesterday, Jackson Group Sports CEO Kelvin Twissa said it was a great achievement for the boxer and that they were very proud of the successes of other boxers.