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Kenya boxing results at the 1988 Olympics

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    Kenya’s performance at the 1988 Olympics is the best ever by an African nation. Robert Wangila became the first African ever to win an Olympic gold medal. This is a feat that has not been replicated by any … Continue reading

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Kenya Boxing team results at the 1987 All Africa games

No moment captures Kenya’s glorious boxing history more than the 1987 All Africa games which were held in Nairobi. With Kenya hosting the event, raucous crowds attended the boxing events that were held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre. Kenya … Continue reading

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Kenya Boxing Team Results at the 1984 Kings Cup

Back in the 1970s and 1980s, The Kings cup was one of the most prestigious boxing tournaments in the world. Teams sent full strength squads and Kenya regularly participated. The 10th Kings Cup tournament was held in Bangok Thailand from … Continue reading

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Kenya boxing results at the 1984 Olympics

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At the 1984 Olympics that were held in Los Angeles, California USA, Kenya bagged one bronze medal via Ibrahim “Surf” Bilali. Two other Kenyans, John Wanjau and Sylanus Okelo reached the quarter-finals with the latter losing to the future world … Continue reading

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1983 Africa boxing championships medalists

The 1983 Africa boxing championships were held in Kampala Uganda. Kenya were the defencing champions, having topped the standings at the previous edition (1982). This time Kenya finished second behind Zambia. Both Kenya and Zambia had four gold medals but … Continue reading

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Kenya boxing Results at the 1982 Commonwealth Games

Kenya emerged as the champions at the boxing champions at the 1982 Commonwealth games with three gold medals, one silver and one bronze. The gold medals came from Hussein “Juba” Khalili, Michael “Spinks” Mutua and Abraham Wachira. The silver medal … 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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