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Ndolo receives Africa's backing

11 November 2014, 12:03

Nairobi - The president of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Africa, Asia and Gulf Region has endorsed Rueben Ndolo’s bid for presidency of the Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC).

Onesmo Ngowi, a former heavyweight champion, has been traveling around Africa, the Caribbean and Britain to convincing CBC member nations to vote for Ndolo in the upcoming elections.

Ngowi said he has chosen to back Ndolo because he can positively affect the sport in Africa.

According to Standard Digital, Ngowi made the statement at a press conference in Arusha, Tanzania on Saturday.

"Ndolo has the fire for leadership. This is why I am here to seal this deal," he said.

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"I have done my campaigns broadly and the responses are positive. I have done homework in Asia and the gulf regions, which I lead.

“The only place remaining now is West Africa because of the Ebola issue but I am in touch with the various voting nations and the response is awesome.

Ndolo previously served as the CBC president and was also previously the Kenya Professional Boxing Commission patron.

During the conference, Ngowi spoke directly to Ndolo and asked him to continue the work he started during his first term.

"We want you to be influential in Africa. We want you to give Africa the chance to host prestigious global belts the way you were doing when you were the president in the early 2000s,” he said.

“Hosting big bouts on the continent will improve standards and at the same time change Africa's economy for the better.”

Ndolo’s candidacy has also been endorsed by the Africa Boxing Union (ABU). The CBC elections will be held on December 12 at the London Commonwealth House in England.

 - TEAMtalk Media

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