Bruno Tarimo moves to super bantamweight to chase world title after loss to Zelfa Barrett

Bruno Tarimo loses weight and wants a world title clash at 122

Well rated Bruno Tarimo (26-3-2, 5KO) is finally heading towards his natural weight of super bantamweight, as he aims for world titles.

Tanzanian-born Tarimo has defined a road warrior in recent years, consistently upsetting the odds on the outside floor against Nathanial May, Kye Mackenzie and former world champion Joel Brunker, among others, however, those wins are all arrived at a super featherweight.

Since a brave effort against Zelfa Barrett in the UK, Tarimo has finally decided to do the right thing and cut her weight down to 122lbs. The Australia-based Tanzanian has weighed in on his decision to finally go down.

Tarimo said: “I made the decision to lose weight alongside my team led by Australian boxing stalwart Tony Tolj who gave me great opportunities at super featherweight, but we always knew that it was not my natural fighting weight.

“So we’ve made the decision to drop the weight permanently to 122, and unless a massive fight happens at 126, I’ll be campaigning at 122 from now on, and I think that’s the right weight for me to become world champion at .

The 122 Division boasts some of boxing’s elite and perhaps underrated names, with Stephen Fulton and Murodjon Akhmadaliev holding two versions of the world title. Along with other top class names in the world super bantamweight rankings, Tarimo looked at a wish list of goals that would put him in line for a world title clash.

“I work hard and I train hard, and I try my best to be a good person and praise Jesus every day. I hope that one day this will be rewarded in my boxing career with a world title opportunity. .

“I watch fighters like Tomoki Kameda, Mike Plania, Angelo Leo, Thomas Patrick Ward and I know I can beat those guys, I just need an opportunity to do that. Then I want to fight the one of the champions.

“I live in Australia, a place where boxing is growing and where we have massive events here. I’m always ready to fight and hopefully I can get one of these big names in Australia. If not, I showed that I am happy to travel to fight an exciting fight.”

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