Cheka Schools Moliati, Wins UBO World Title

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Cosmas Cheka from Tanzania emulated his older brother Francis, a former WBF titlist, and became a world champion on Saturday night (June 4), when he won the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ World Super Featherweight title at the National Indoor Stadium in Dar Es Salaam.


Cheka, 26 years old and a pro since 2009, was originally scheduled to fight for the title on May 14 against Javad Pagheh, but when the Iranian pulled out the fight was re-set for June 4 with Francis Kimani from Kenya as the opponent.

Kimani then pulled out due to serious illness in his immediate family, and Malawian Chrispin Moliati was offered the opportunity, and happily accepted what was his first crack at a major championship in the paid ranks.

But Cheka proved too determined to not let the many changes and distractions deny him his dream of winning a world title, and he put on a master-class as he out-boxed the otherwise game visitor. The home-man used his reach and reflexes well, and piled up the points as the fight went on.



After the final bell, judges Mhamila Rajabu and Mark Hatia scored it a landslide 120-108 for Cheka, while judge George Sabuni saw it slightly closer at 118-110. Referee was Maka Ranga.

The new UBO World Champion improved his record to 17-5-5 (2), and Moliati falls to 13-3-2 (5). The fight was promoted by Juma Ndambile.







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