Kenyan Named to Replace Matumla in Badru Lusambya Fight

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Kenya's veteran light middleweight boxer, Kenneth Oyolo, was yesterday named as a last-minute replacement for Tanzanian Hassan Matumla who withdrew from an Africa title fight against Badru Lusambya scheduled for Kampala this Sunday. It is not clear exactly why Matumla withdrew from the fight. Officials at Big Strikers, the company promoting the Lusambya bout claim that the Tanzania demanded for an air ticket to Uganda as a prerequisite for his participation. This claim could not be verified as none of Matumla's representatives were willing to comment on the matter. Sources say the Tanzanian fighter backed out after failing to agree with Big Strikers over the fight purse. Kenyan newspaper, The Daily Nation, reports that Kenneth Onyalo and his compatriot, welterweight Kenneth Irungu, together with manager Peter Omondi were due to leave Nairobi last night by road for Kampala. A win for Oyolo would put him in line for world top 40 rankings consideration and secure him an intercontinental title fight from one of the top four international world professional boxing regulation bodies.


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