How Tanzanian boxer Karim Mandonga hyped the sport back into the hearts of Kenyans

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Boxing in Kenya – Image by clemgirardot. Licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. A boisterous boxer is reviving enthusiasm for the sport in East Africa. It is not every day that a boxer almost single-handedly promotes his own fight in a foreign country. But that’s exactly what Tanzanian boxer Karim Mandonga, also known as ‘Mandonga Mtu Kazi’,’ did on Jan. 15, 2023. When he beat Kenyan boxer Daniel Wanyonyi in the Super Middleweight bout in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, theirs became the most talked about fight. Yet, it wasn’t even the main act. Boxing in Kenya has seen a lull in the last couple of years…

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