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Fatuma Zarika: From Nairobi's Slums to WBC World Champion Kenyan women's boxing sensation

Kenyan women's boxing sensation Fatuma Zarika, who hails from Nairobi's toughest slums, has recently arrived in Manchester ahead of her UK debut and 50th fight. She will be competing for the Commonwealth title on May 11th at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool.


Zarika's journey from adversity in Nairobi, where she was a young mother and sole provider, to triumph is a testament to resilience and self-determination. She largely trained herself throughout most of her career.


Her achievements in the ring are clear to see; winning and defending world titles whilst operating at the top of the sport for more than 20 years facing the likes of Serrano sisters & Mercado on multiple occasions.

Her influence extends beyond the ring, inspiring and uplifting the East African community, particularly through her foundational work. Drawing from her own experiences, Zarika strives to provide opportunities and guidance to young girls from underprivileged backgrounds, empowering them to pursue their dreams against all odds.


Her upcoming bout not only marks a milestone in her boxing career but also symbolises the triumph of the human spirit and the power of giving back. Zarika's unwavering commitment to her community serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration, encouraging countless individuals to believe in themselves and strive for greatness.



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