Zarika Demolish Yazidu For WBF Title

(October 27, 2023) – One of the best boxers to ever come out of Kenya, Fatuma Zarika, won the Interim World Boxing Federation World Super Featherweight title on Friday night, October 27, with a brilliant performance in Nairobi.

Zarika stopped Tanzanian co-challenger Fatuma Yazidu in the fourth round after dominating the first three stanzas and almost ending matters a round earlier.

The new WBF champion looked sharp and determined from the start, and when she hurt Yazidu in round four, and then pummelled her against the ropes, referee Wycliffe Marende had seen enough and stepped in to save Yazidu from further punishment.

A former WBF and WBC world champion, Zarika took her professional record to 34-13–2 (18), almost exactly twenty years after making her debut in October of 2003. Tanzanian national champion Yazidu drops to 20-11-1 (10).

Zarika is now in line to face full WBF world Super Featherweight champion Licia Boudersa from France next year.

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