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Kenyan boxers test new points system ahead of Commonwealth games

04 July 2014, 14:01

Nairobi - The Kenyan Boxing team is going to try out the new scoring system to help prepare them for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month.

The “10-a-must” system allocates 10 points to each boxer in every round and if they score, they maintain their points while the opponent will lose points.

Head coach Albert Matito will test out the system over the next few weeks.

“The machine has been tailored to help curb cases of matchfixing during bouts,” revealed Matito.

“The machine only picks scores from three judges from each round for the final tally.”

The Keyan boxing team, nicknamed the ‘Hit Squad’, includes eight males and two females. The team won one silver and two bronze medals at the last Commonwelath Games in Delhi. The boxers will be looking to improve on that.

“We’re targeting at least five gold medals to surpass our performance in Delhi and the 1982 Games,” added Matito, reffering to the Brisbane games when the team won three golds, a silver and a bronze.

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