Kenyan boxers receive more blows down in Kinshasa

Kenyan boxers receive more blows down in Kinshasa
Nick Okoth

Skipper Nick Okoth suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Cameroon’s Sangue Alain.

Kenya’s woeful performance at the ongoing Africa Zone Three Boxing Championship in Kinshasa continued as skipper Nick Okoth suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Cameroon’s Sangue Alain.

Other Kenyans to fall by the wayside included light-middle boxer Boniface Mugunde suffered a thrashing at the hands of homeboy Steve Kulenguluka while newcomer light-heavy Francis Denga was beaten 4-1 by Peter Kabeji also from home side Congo.

Victor Odhiambo saved Kenya’s blushes with a hard-fought 3-2 points win over Malonga Dival of Congo Brazzaville.

Earlier, Stacy Ayoma, Everlyn Akinyi and Lorna Kusa won their semi-final bouts to power their way to the finals. Ayoma made it to the semis without throwing a punch, and faces off with home girl Jocelyn Tshamala in the last four.

Welterweight Akinyi put up a dominant show against DRC’s Luta Kennedy enroute to an impressive unanimous decision victory, all five judges giving her a higher score.

Light-middle Kusa was fully stretched by DRC’s Mauwa Bwanamoya before squeezing 3-2 points victory.