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Mgender vs. Mwale, Jongo vs. Miller For WBF Titles
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PREVIEW   Photo: From left: Cruiserweight Shaban Hamadi Jongo, promoter Kelvin Twissa and Lightweight Ibrahim Class Mgender.

Tanzania continues to keep the flag flying high for African boxing, as two World Boxing Federation (WBF) title fights headlines a card in Dar Es Salaam on January 29.

Jackson Group Fight Night, January Edition”, promoted by Jackson Group Sports, will see local southpaws Ibrahim Class Mgender and Shaban Hamadi Jongo face tough opposition at the Next Door Arena.

In an intriguing clash for the vacant WBF Intercontinental Lightweight title, Class Mgender, 24-6 (11), squares off with undefeated South Africa-based Malawian Dennis Mwale, 8-0 (3).

While Mwale has never tasted defeat as a pro, Class Mgender clearly has an edge in experience, this being his eighth championship fight and his opponent fighting for his first title.

At Cruiserweight, Shaban Hamdi Jongo, 7-1-2 (6), takes a big step up in class when he faces American Shawn Miller, 18-5-1 (7), for the vacant WBF International title.

Jongo won the Tanzanian national crown in 2017 and has won five straight, but he has never been in with anyone with the pedigree of former WBF North America and International Light Heavyweight Champion, and two-time world title-challenger, Miller.

At least seven undercard bouts are planned, with plenty of international flavor, as Tervel Pulev (15-0) from Bulgaria and Lolita Muzeya (15-0) from Malawi among the interesting names reportedly set to appear in non-title fights.

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