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Segu vs. Phiri To Decide WBF All Africa Title In Tanzania
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PREVIEW   Photo: Yona Segu (left) and Hannock Phiri will contest the World Boxing Federation (WBF) All Africa Lightweight title on April 9.

Tanzanian Yona Segu, 19-10-2 (6), and Malawian Hannock Phiri, 10-2 (9), are set to decide the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) All Africa Lightweight title on Friday April 9 at Ubungo Plaza in Dar Es Salaam.

Originally scheduled for March 19 but postponed due to the passing of Tanzanian president John Magufuli, the fight, promoted by Mopao Entertainment, will be broadcast live by Azam TV.

Segu (30) is a former holder of the title, having won it in a rematch against South African David Rajuili in September of 2018 after losing their first encounter, also for the title, by close majority decision.

Since then he has come up short against former WBO World Champion Terry Flanagan and Armenian contender Vahram Vardanyan on away soil, but now he is ready to resurrect his career by reclaiming the WBF title.

In Malawi national champion Phiri (23) he will face an ambitious youngster who is returning to Tanzania for redemption after losing by split decision to Cosmas Cheka last September in a fight for the UBO International title.

Some, not surprisingly himself included, felt he deserved the victory on that night, so he has every intention of making a statement against Segu. With nine of ten victories coming inside the distance, he is certainly capable of hurting the local man if he connects.

Segu vs. Phiri is one of eight bouts on a show billed “Fist of the Lions II”.

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