Boxing News

Rahimi wins as pro boxing debuts in Afghanistan

Photos: Team “Fight 4 Peace”

History was made in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday with the first professional boxing match in that country’s history. In the featured bout, Afghan middleweight Hamid Rahimi (21-1, 10 KOs) scored a seventh round stoppage over Said Mbelwa (19-9-4, 12 KOs) from Tanzania to claim the WBO Intercontinental ‘Peace’ Championship and also earn a spot in the top 15 middleweight world rankings. The card was billed as “Fight 4 Peace.”

    Help Support®

    For 18 years,® has delivered daily boxing news to fight fans around the globe. From the beginning, we have always kept Fightnews free to our readers and relied on advertiser support. Anyway, the Miami Herald, The Guardian, and Wikipedia among others have been using the “crowdfunding” revenue model, so we thought we’d test it too.

    Please consider helping out. You’re not obligated to, but even a $1 pledge would really help. And if we reach our goal, we plan to upgrade our server and maybe even nuke the ads altogether. Wouldn’t that be nice?

    world boxing association

    world boxing council

    boxing news tips

    philly boxing history

    All contents copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 by Freitag Marketing Services, LLC.
    The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.