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Kimani prepares for title defence

04 February 2015, 13:35

Nairobi - World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF) Youth Super featherweight champion Francis Kimani is set to complete preparation for his title defence in England.

Kimani will face Tanzanian champion Francis Miyeyusho in Nairobi on May 28, and has already begun training for the bout in his home gym at the Gym Plaza Complex in Allsops, Nairobi.

However, in March he will travel to the UK to spend time as a sparring partner to Michael, Ryan and Liam Walsh, three brothers who are all up-and-coming fighters.

"It has been hard getting an opponent but I am happy that my manager Brian Mutiga has gone out of his way to secure one for me,” he told Feverpitch.

“I am training hard for the challenge at the same time keeping my focus on the sparring role I have landed in the UK.

"I do weights and aerobics at in the morning before proceeding for sparring, pad works and punching bag in the afternoon at Pal Pal Gym."

Kimani’s time in the UK should be excellent preparation for his title defence as all three brothers are champions.

Michael Walsh is the Commonwealth and World Master super bantamweight champion, while Ryan is the reigning Commonwealth featherweight champion,

Liam Walsh is the Commonwealth and European super featherweight champion, and will defend the titles on February 28 and in April respectively.

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