Uganda-Boxing

UGANDA ADVANCES TO MEDAL BRACKET AT AFBC

KAMPALA — Bombers captain Musa ‘Chicago’ Shadir (light welter) is yet to contend with the agonising quarterfinal defeat to Namibia’s Jonas Junius at the African Confederation Boxing Championship (AFBC) Thursday night.   Shadir, 20, looked a very improved boxer in the last one year and oozed confidence throughout the build-up to Africa’s most prestigious amateur…

Kenya Boxing

KENYA ADVANCES TO MEDAL BRACKETS AT AFBC

Three Kenyan boxers – light flyweight Shaffi Bakari, lightweight Nick Okoth and middleweight John Kyolo – have reached the medal brackets in the ongoing African Confederation Boxing Championship in Congo Brazzaville.   The trio will compete in Saturday’s semi-finals. Bakari faces Matias Hamunyela (Namibia), Okoth will square it out with Mohamed Hamout (Mauritius) while Kyola…

Owolabi Lawal

NIGERIA’S OWOLABI LAWAL DEFEATED IN AFBC QUARTERFINALS

Nigeria’s Owolabi Lawal hit a wall on Friday night at the 2017 African Confederation Boxing Championship (AFBC), taking place in Brazzaville, Congo.   That wall was Morocco’s Mohamed Hamout. Hamout defeated Lawal 5-0 on points in the quarterfinals of this highly-competitive tourney.   Lawal’s loss comes as a surprise. He’d soundly defeated Angola’s Manuel Gomes…