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Chaos at Egyptian presser

Promoter Richard Nwoba and Louaa Boxing held a press conference last night at the IES-Egypt Center in Cairo suburb Maadi to officially announce a big tripleheader at the Nile Country Club a few miles away on September 17. Chaos erupted as one of the featured fighters, light heavyweight Mazur Ali, went berserk, attacked a camera man and yelled obscenities at everyone in his sight. Ali apparently felt that another boxer was getting more attention than him, and when Nwoba tried to calm him down, Ali also attacked the promoter. As a consequence of his behavior, Mazur Ali is now suspended by the Egyptian Professional Boxing Association, and was immediately pulled off the show. Ali was scheduled to fight Ahmed Saed for the Egyptian national title, but Saed will now instead face Tanzanian Lusekelo Daudi for the vacant UBO All-Africa light heavyweight title.

In a second UBO All-Africa title fight, Tarek Ablazim will square off with undefeated countryman Abdumonem Said for the light middleweight crown, and in the third championship fight of one of the biggest boxing events ever in Egypt, unbeaten local cruiserweight star Hany Atiyo will clash with Adel Faragali for the Egyptian national cruiserweight title.

Throughout the last decade, Nwoba and Louaa Boxing has established themselves as the number-one promotional outfit in Egypt, and with the big September 17 event they are taking professional boxing to another level in the land of the pyramids.

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