Fatuma Zarika (left) defends against Yamileth Mercado during their WBC Super Bantamweight Women world title fight at KICC, Nairobi on September 8 2018. Photo / SPN
Fatuma Zarika (left) defends against Yamileth Mercado during their WBC Super Bantamweight Women world title fight at KICC, Nairobi on September 8 2018. Photo / SPN

Professional boxer Fatuma Zarika will get back into the ring today after a year’s break from the sport.

Zarika who sensationally claimed to have thrown her last fight against Mexican Yamileth Mercado that took place in Chihuahua, Mexico in November 16, 2019 returns to the ring a calmer pugilist.

Kenya’s Fatuma Zarika, Jackson Group director Kelvin Twissa and Zimbabwe’s Patience Mastara at a press conference

The immediate former World Boxing Council’s Super Bantamweight champion will face off against Zimbabwe’s Patience Mastara in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania – her first fight since the loss to Mercado.

Kenya Professional Boxing Commission (KPBC) secretary Franklin ‘Kuja’ Imbenzi confirmed that Zarika is headed to Dar where she’s scheduled to fight in the Jackson Group Sports-promoted fight-card.

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Kenya’s Fatuma zarika during her bout against Zambia’s Catherine Phiri on December 3 /OLIVER MORGAN
Kenya’s Fatuma zarika during her bout against Zambia’s Catherine Phiri on December 3 /OLIVER MORGAN

Jackson Group Director, Kelvin Twissa said:

“Our experience in marketing combined with rights management allows us to execute world-class boxing events.
With partnerships with broadcaster Azam TV, we are showcasing the talent across Africa and beyond. Our audience in Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, DRC and Argentina will experience the event live in HD, Twissa added.
“We continue to invite other partners to join us in transforming sports while getting value in promoting their business through boxing and other sports such as football.”

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