African Boxing Union middleweight champion Rayton Okwiri has been unveiled as the brand ambassador for Finix Casino.
The company announced the news in a statement issued earlier this week.
“We are delighted that Finix Casino has agreed to sponsor Okwiri’s boxing career and has gone above and beyond to ensure Okwiri has a good team to manage his affairs both inside and outside of boxing,” the statement read in part.
By signing the deal, Okwiri made a major leap in his boxing career in an industry that hitherto lacks professionalism.
Okwiri expressed his delight at the milestone.
He said, “There were major challenges that I faced before. Finix Casino has made a major impact in my career and I promise to bring the World title home.”
Under the deal, Okwiri will have access to professional legal services as well as general management, with the Company keen to tap onto his boxing skills.
Speaking during the unveiling ceremony, Cliff Mboya, the chairman of Finix Casino said, “We are looking forward to helping other Kenyan boxers build their careers and urging other cooperates to follow suit.”
Commissioner of Boxing Federation of Kenya Reuben Ndolo, himself a former pugilist, was also present at the event, and hailed Finix Casino for the gesture.
“We urge other cooperates to take a step ahead and follow Finix Casino’s example,” Ndolo, also a former Makadara Member of Parliament, said.
Okwiri had charged the home crowd with an exhilarating performance to thump Tanzanian Ally Ndaro in their action-packed middleweight battle staged at Nairobi’s KICC Tsavo ballroom a week ago.
Despite Okwiri’s determination to floor his opponent early in the combat, the two fought to the decisive round, with the Ndaro putting up a valiant effort.
After 11 matches Okwiri has a record of nine wins (including six knockouts), a tie, and one defeat ( 9-1-1).