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Four Kenyan boxers join AIBA

10 September 2014, 19:00

Nairobi - Four more Kenyan boxers will join Benson Gicharu and Rayton Okwiri as part of the International Boxing Association (AIBA)after being contracted.

This latest development comes just hours after the duo left the country for Almaty, Kazakhstan, where they will participate in a five-day seminar at the AIBA Academy.

According to Kenya Boxing Federation (KBF) chairman John Kameta, Kenya Defence Force Boxers Nixon Abaka, Denis Okoth, Simon Mulinge and Nick Okoth will ply their trade with the WSB, another professional wing of AIBA.

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Nixon Okoth and Abaka are also expected to attend three Olympic Solidarity training sessions to hone their skills ahead of the professional career.

"I am very excited that good things are happening for boxing in Kenya this year, a very clear indicator that Kenya will be the team to beat at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics,"Kameta said in an interview with Standard Digital.

He added that all the opportunities have been given to the boxers on merit, regardless of which club they play for in the local league, and asked other boxers to step up and get considered for future openings. 

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