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
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
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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
"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.