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Stephen Muchoki: Kenya’s most successful amateur boxer

Stephen Muchoki

Muchoki’s early career Muchoki becomes world boxing champion Muchoki’s professional career Kenya Boxing Page  

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Video: Sylvanus Okello vs Evander Holyfield at 1984 Olympics:

Back in 1984, before Evander Holyfield became the world heavyweight champion, he fought as an amateaur in the Olympics. In the quarter-finals, he came up againt Sylvanus “Sulu” Okello of Kenya. Okello who was 21 years old at the time, … Continue reading

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Kenyan boxing results at the 2015 All African games

Benson Gicharu and Rayton Okwiri.Image courtesy of AIBA

Kenya won only two medals at the 2015 All Africa games. Both were bronze medals won by Elly Ajowi (heavyweight)  and Nick Okoth Abaka (lightweight). As a result Kenya finished 12th overall in the boxing table, a far cry from … Continue reading

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Kenya Boxing results at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Gicharu, Kenya's sole medalist

At the 2014 Commonwealth games boxing event, Kenya ended with one bronze medal which came courtesy of bantamweight Benson Gicharu Njagiru. As a result Kenya finished 14th overall and 5th in Africa. All in all, Kenya had one semi-finalist and … Continue reading

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Kenya Boxing Team Results at the 2013 world championships

The 2013 world boxing championships were held at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty, Kazakhstan from October 14 to October 26. Kenya sent nine boxers who won a total of 5 bouts. None of the Kenyans reached the quarter-finals. … Continue reading

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Kenya Boxing results at the 2012 Olympics

The 2012 Olympics were held in London, United Kingdom. The Africa zone qualifying tournament was held in Casablanca Morocco. Only one Kenyan outright qualified for the boxing tournament, that is Flyweight Benson Njagiru Gicharu. It was a drop off from … Continue reading

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Kenya Boxing Team results at the 2011 All Africa Games

The 2011 All Africa games were held in Maputo Mozambique. Kenya’s sole medal was a bronze medal earned by welterweight Rayton Okwiri.   Kenya Boxing Page  

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Kenya Boxing Results at the 2010 Commonwealth Games

The 2010 Commonwealth games were held in New Delhi India. Kenya continued on a recovery path in the boxing arena. Eight years earlier in 2002, Kenya had left the games without winning a single bout. In 2006 the Kenya boxing … Continue reading

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Kenya boxing team results at the 2009 world boxing championships

The 2009 world boxing championships were held in Milan, Italy from September 1 to September 12 2009. Kenya sent a team of ten boxers and won a total of three bouts. Peter Mungai, Nick Okoth and Joshua Ndere Makonjio each … Continue reading

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Kenya Boxing Results at the 2008 Olympics

The 2008 Olympics were held in Beijing, China. Kenya’s fortunes were much better than they had been four years earlier. In 2004, only one Kenyan qualified from the African championships (David Munyasia). Yet Munyasia was banned from the Olympics when … Continue reading

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