• This is a lifetime chance for the 35-year-old Achieng to vie for a world title in her relentless pursuit for glory.
• Achieng captured the Commonwealth super lightweight title in 2021 with a unanimous points win over Malawi's Anisha Basheel
Commonwealth champion Sarah Achieng aka Angel of War will face Argentina's Edith Soledad Matthysse for the vacant World Boxing Foundation (WBF) super lightweight women's world title on May 12 in Mombasa.
Matthysse is a former WBC/WBA unified featherweight world champion.
The 10-round fight will be sanctioned by the WBF and Kenya Professional Boxing Commission (KPBC).
This is a lifetime chance for the 35-year-old Achieng to vie for a world title in her relentless pursuit of glory.
"I'm so excited, it's an opportunity I've been longing for many years, now it has come I'm ready for the big fight and I appeal to Mombasa fans to turn up in large numbers to watch Angel of War in action at the Coast for the first time as a pro," Achieng said.
Achieng captured the Commonwealth super lightweight title in 2021 with a unanimous points win over Malawi's Anisha Basheel at Nairobi's Charter Hall. She successfully defended the title last December by stopping Zimbabwe's Chiedza Homakoma in the 8th round in Nairobi.
"I don't know much about my opponent but I won't underrate her. If anything, she should be prepared for total war," she added.
Achieng is unbeaten in seven fights so far. She made her professional debut in 2008 against Bena Kaloki but lost.
Matthysse, 42, held World Boxing Association (WBA) female title from 2013-2016 and World Boxing Council (WBC) from 2015-2016. She's the elder sister to former world champion Lucas Matthysse