1964 Africa boxing championships medalists

1964 marked the first time that newly independent Kenya participated in the Africa boxing championships. The tournament was held in Accra Ghana.

Philip Waruinge was the only Kenyan to bag a gold medal. He would go on to become Kenya’s most decorated boxer. John Olulu was the only Kenya to bag a silver medal.

Kenya finished tied for fourth position behind Egypt, Ghana and Nigeria. Not a bad start for newly independent Kenya.

Weight-Class Gold Silver
Flyweight (– 51 kg) Hamza (Egypt) Joseph Destimo (Ghana)
Bantamweight (– 54 kg) Karimu Young (Nigeria) Amos Ajao (Ghana)
Featherweight (– 57 kg) Philip Waruinge (Kenya) Badawi Albedewi
Lightweight (– 60 kg) Fawzi Hassan (Egypt) Anthony Andeh (Nigeria)
Light Welterweight (– 63,5 kg) Eddie Blay (Ghana) John Olulu (Kenya)
Welterweight (– 67 kg) Hussein Saadik (Egypt) Ugonju (Nigeria)
Light Middleweight (– 71 kg) Eddie Davies (Ghana) Okine (Ghana)
Middleweight (– 75 kg) Joe Darkey (Ghana) Peter Odhiambo (Uganda)
Light Heavyweight (– 81 kg) Motcho (Benin) Sayed Mersal (Egypt)
Heavyweight (over 81 kg) George Oywello (Uganda) James Mazhar (Egypt)
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