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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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Kenya Boxing results at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

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 results at the 1984 Olympics

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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Kenya boxing results at the 1982 World Boxing Championships

Kenya sent three boxers to the 1982 World boxing championships. The three boxers and recorded four wins though none of the boxers reached the medal bracket. But this tournament helped sharpen them. Worth noting is that Ibrahim Bilali was only … 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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