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
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
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
“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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