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Daniel Wanyonyi Answers Mandonga Threats

Karim Madonga nicknamed "mtu kazi" (translated in street Kiswahili as"a fighter") has a huge following in East Africa and is known for his over the top boasts of his boxing ability.In his last fight he described his punch as a"heat-seeking missile".Now before Saturday's bout, he compared his punch to a"Ukrainian missile".

His opponent, 39-year-old Daniel Wanyonyi, says Mandonga’s personality is good for the sport.“His talk makes him popular.

We love such boxers.I am good at boxing, he is good at talking.I am ready for the fight tomorrow, it will be 10 rounds.There is pressure because we are at home and everyone is expecting me to win."However, I am telling Kenyans to leave that to me, victory will remain at home,” Daniel said.

Former African Champion Daniel Wanyonyi has issued a stern warning to his upcoming opponent, Tanzanian boxer Karim Mandonga. The Kenyan boxer, who holds a record of 27-14-2 with 22 KOs, expressed his frustration with Mandonga's "empty death threats" and urged him to walk the talk in their highly anticipated 10-round super-middleweight fight at the 11-bout card promoted by Mike Odongo of Solid Rock.

Wanyonyi, who won the Africa Boxing Union (ABU) light-heavyweight title in 2014 but never defended it, stated that Mandonga is not in his league and advised him to go easy as this is his first fight out of Tanzania.

He also thanked Mandonga for his free marketing services in Saturday's bouts, but made it clear that in the ring, he will put that aside and punch him fiercely.

A total of 11 fights will take place at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC).Organisers are hoping that the event will raise the profile of the sport which has waned over the years.

The Wanyonyi-Mandonga fight will be the opening act for the main bout of the day between Rayton Okwiri and Tanzania's Ally Ndaro, whose regular tickets are selling at Sh.500, VIP at Sh.2,0000 and VVIP at Sh.3,000.

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