NAIROBI, Kenya, June 21 – The Kenya amateur boxing team is strutting their stuff. Three more Kenyan boxers advanced to different stages of the ongoing African Boxing Championships that started on Monday in Congo Brazaville.
Shaffi Bakari beat Joshua Kizza of Uganda on points in the Light Fly weight category while in the Lightweight, Corporal Nick Okoth (pictured) of the Kenya Defence Forces beat Mtshita Mandula from Ivory Coast on points to sail through to the last eight.
John Kyalo floored Anouar Koukou of Sudan through RSC in Round 2.
However, Simon Mulinge lost by points split decision to Loic Ngumbi of host nation Congo in the Flyweight contest.
Female boxer Elizabeth Akinyi will contest for the bronze medal after she lost to Clotilde Essiane of Cameroon on points, unanimous decision in the middleweight bout.
Victor Otieno V Cedrick Mahatonga (Madagascar) – Light Welter Preliminaries
Christine Ongare V Roumaysa Boualam ( Algeria) – Women’s Fly Semifinals
Martin Oduor V George Molwantwa (Botswana) – Bantamweight Preliminaries