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Okwiri targets 2016 Rio Olympics

12 June 2015, 11:56

Nairobi - Rayton Okwiri has emerged as Kenya's number one welterweight boxer.

Okwiri is determined to claim victory in his next two fights of the 2015 AIBA Pro-Boxing season as he hopes to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

The 28-year-old will link up with Kenyan amateur boxer Benson Gicharu, who needs to beat Alberto Melian to qualify for Rio 2016, in Germany for pre-event intensive training.

Okwiri has stated that he is under good mentors as he aims to achieve his goals and that he is at a stage of his career where every fight is a must-win for him.

He is currently under the tutelage of Maurice 'Kawata' Maina, Patrick Maina and John Waweru, who are all trusted by the welterweight superstar.  

"I am glad that I am working out under very able hands of coaches who are AIBA accredited," a focused Okwiri told the-star.co.ke.

"My next two bouts are must-win for me if I am to qualify for the Rio Olympics. This is indeed the most crucial moment of my career considering that I have never featured at the Olympics. I'm glad also that Gicharu is only a heartbeat away from Rio."

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