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Stephen Muchoki: Kenya’s most successful amateur boxer

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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Video: Crispin Odera battles Lennox Lewis at the 1988 Olympics

In the late 1980s, Crispin Odera was the top Kenyan boxer in the Superheavyweight division. For nearly 5 years, he was the Kenyan champion. And in 1988, he won a gold medal at the 4th All Africa games. He went … Continue reading

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Philip Waruinge: Most decorated Kenyan boxer

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Robert Wangila: Africa’s only Olympic boxing champion

Robert  Wangila “Napunyi” has the distinction of being the only African ever to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing. He is also the only Kenyan to have won Olympic gold in a sport other than athletics. He was born … Continue reading

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Ibrahim Bilali: Olympic bronze medalist

Ibrahim “Surf” Bilali was born on July 21 1965. A nimble but stylish boxer, Bilali is probably the most talented amateur boxer in Kenya. Bilali was a true master of his craft, dazzling opponents with bobs and weaves while leaving … Continue reading

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When Kenyan boxers were Kings

Today the mention of the Kenya boxing team does not capture the imagination of anyone. Whenever the Kenyan boxing team participates in any tournament, be it the All African games or the commonwealth games, one can expect perhaps a bronze … Continue reading

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