2016 Boxing Calendar Off To A Great Start With Olympics Trials

2016 Boxing Calendar Off To A Great Start With Olympics Trials

The 2016 boxing calendar began in earnest this week with a selections event for Kenyan representatives to the Olympics Qualifiers - Africa in Yaound√©, Cameroon later in the year. The trials ran for three days (January 21 to 23) and will be ending today at the Modern Fitness Gym Lounge in Mombasa.¬† Cabinet secretary for Sports, Culture and the Arts, Dr Hassan Wario, officiated at the start of the trials and was flanked by BAK President, John Kameta. "At the end of these selections, we want to come up with a strong and…continue reading →
Okwiri, Gicharu, Abaka Get Olympic Qualifier Wildcards

Okwiri, Gicharu, Abaka Get Olympic Qualifier Wildcards

The AIBA Pro-Boxing trio of middleweight Nickson Abaka, bantamweight Benson Gicharu and welterweight Rayton Okwiri have been handed direct slots to the Kenya team for the 2016 Rio Olympic qualifiers in Yaounde, officials said yesterday. What this means is that the three will not participate in the national trials which will be used to select the national team to Yaounde in Mombasa from January 21-23. While making the announcement, Boxing Association of Kenya chairman John Kameta, said APB only allows its boxers to participate in Olympic qualifiers hence the decision to award the…continue reading →
Kenya Targets All Africa Games Medal Haul as 2015 Calendar Gets Underway

Kenya Targets All Africa Games Medal Haul as 2015 Calendar Gets Underway

Kenya plans to clinch as many medals as possible during the All African Games to be held in Congo Brazaville on September 4-12. The last time Kenya starred at the prestigious games was in 1987 at Kenyatta International Conference Centre when the country played host to the 4th All Africa Games. During the 1987 games, the team comprising of Maurice Maina (currently the sports officer at Kenya Prisons), the late Napunyi Wangila, the late Steve Muema and then skipper Patrick 'Mont' Waweru bagged gold medals thus confirming Kenya's status then as a powerhouse…continue reading →