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It is all systems go for the eagerly awaited  World Boxing Commission bout between Super bantamweight women champion Fatima Zarika and Jamaican Alicia Ashley, on June 30 at a yet to be confirmed venue in Dallas, Texas, USA. 

This will be a repeat of last year’s clash between the pair. Zarika went into the history books when she became the first Kenyan pugilist to claim the prestigious title after dethroning the Jamaican via a split decision at the Dort Federal Event Center in Flint in Michigan, the US.

The victory saw the 31 year old mother of two, who is currently in US on a month long training at Berry’s Boxing Gym in Las Vegas, extend her record to 28 wins, 12 defeats and two draws.

Zarika’s upcoming fight has attracted a lot of interest and has caught the eye of leading gaming firm, SportPesa, which is sponsoring her logistics as she prepares for the big fight. 

As part of her preparations before the much anticipated WBC bantamweight title defense, Fatuma Zarika had an opportunity of a lifetime when she got a rare surprise visit from legendary Mike Tyson at her training gym a few days ago.

The stylish orthodox stance boxer started as an amateur in 2000 after leaving high school and immediately enrolled at Mathare Boxing Club. However, during that year, she fought four times and lost only once.

The following year, Zarika turned professional and was signed up by Caleb Kuya, a former Kenyan international.

On October 12, 2003 in Nairobi she won a four-round decision over Rukken Koronoso of South Africa. A week later, on October 19, 2003, again in Nairobi she won a four-round decision over Ester Herkole

She went on to clinch her first major belt on November 12, 2006 when she defeated Pavia Stankeova of Czech Republic for Women International Boxing Federation (WIBF) bantamweight title in Nairobi’s Leico Regency Hotel.

Zarika moved to the USA in February in 2016 after signing a deal with her new manager Nelson Lopez of Nelson Promotions.

 

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton dominated the Chinese Grand Prix to take his first win of the year and move into a share of the championship lead.

Hamilton's victory, in a race enlivened by a wet start and some terrific wheel-to-wheel battles through the field, ties him with first-race winner Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.

The German finished second, hardening impressions that 2017 will devolve into a fight between the two multiple champions.

Vettel had to fight back after losing out on strategy in a chaotic opening to the race, which kept the shape of the race in doubt through a series of incidents and accidents.

The moment it fell for Hamilton

The race could have turned out very differently had it not been for a key moment on lap four.

After a wet start, Hamilton led the opening lap from Vettel and Bottas but the deployment of the virtual safety car following a crash by Williams rookie Lance Stroll, punted off by Force India's Sergio Perez, prompted Vettel and most of the midfield runners to pit for dry tyres on lap two.

The decision dropped Vettel to sixth but with all the runners ahead of him still on the grooved intermediate tyres on a rapidly drying track.

The four-time champion was now in a strong position, and poised to take the lead when Hamilton, Bottas, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and the second Red Bull of Max Verstappen pitted.

But Hamilton and the others were saved by a crash by Sauber's Antonio Giovinazzi, the Italian losing it at the last corner, just as he had in qualifying on Saturday.

That brought out the safety car and Hamilton and the rest could make their own pit stops for dry tyres without losing out.

From there, Hamilton could control the race at will and was pretty much untroubled, despite a late push from Vettel.

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