The boxing ring in Kabul
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Afghan boxer Hamid Rahimi wins Kabul's first pro match

Millions of Afghans have watched a German-born Afghan win the country's first professional men's boxing match in the capital Kabul.

Hamid Rahimi beat Tanzanian Said Mbelwa for the World Boxing Organisation Intercontinental middleweight belt.

The match, which would have been banned under Taliban rule, took place amid tight security in the capital.

Bilal Sarwary reports.

  • 31 Oct 2012