World class Tanzanian Mbwana ”African Golden Boy” Matumla, 19-4 (11), will defend his Universal Boxing Organization Intercontinental Bantamweight title on March 7 at the PTA Hall in his hometown of Dar Es Salaam.
This was confirmed recently by UBO All-Africa Commissioner Emmanuel Mlundwa.
Matumla will fight former African champion, and current Ugandan titlist, Sande Kizito who is coming off four straight knockout victories. Kizito, 12-8-1 (5), will be the underdog entering the ring, but will find encouragement from his recent activity and from looking back at good performances against world class names such as Vic Darchinyan, Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat and Hussein Hussein.
The reigning champion won the UBO title in December 2009 when he stopped another Ugandan, Festus Omondi, in the fifth round of a cracking fight promoted by Joseph Kusaga and his Prime Time Promotions.
Mr. Kusaga will also stage the Matumla vs. Kizito bout, and there are hopes that a second UBO title fight can be added to the bill.