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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.”




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