Sports - Box
  • Azerbaijan to host World Youth Boxing Championships
    27 december 2009 15:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The 2010 inaugural World Youth Boxing Championships, in itially set for Nice, France, has been switched to Baku in Azerbaijan, a top Kenyan boxing official said here Sunday. Full text...

  • Ghanaian boxer, Agbeko, loses world title
    01 november 2009 10:35:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Ghanaian boxer Joseph Agbeko on Saturday night lost his In ternational Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight title to undefeated challenger Yonnhy Perez through a 12-round unan imous decision in Las Vegas, US. Full text...

  • Kenya's Otieno to take a shot at African title
    04 october 2009 14:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Nick Otieno will take a shot at the African Spor ts Association (ASA) bantamweight title in Nairobi on 5 December, a local boxing promoter said on Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Sam Peter wins non-title fight
    26 july 2009 14:36:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Dethroned World Boxing Council (WBC) Heavyweight Champion Samuel Peter of Nigeria Saturday beat Marcus McGee in a non-title fight in Tepi c , Mexico. Full text...

  • Ghanaian boxer Agbeko retains IBF bantamweight crown
    12 july 2009 09:35:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – Ghanaian boxer Joseph Agbeko- Saturday night retained his I nternational Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight title when he beat Armenian Vi c Darchinyan in their bout in Florida, US. Full text...

  • Ghanaian boxer fails in WBO title quest
    14 june 2009 09:22:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Ghanaian boxer Joshua Clottey lost his quest for the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) welterweight title, held by Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto, via a split decision on Saturday at the Madison Sq uare Garden here. Full text...

  • Kenyan boxer to vie for IBF belt
    27 may 2009 16:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya’s Samuel Kamau will challenge for the Internationa l Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight world youth title in Poland. Full text...

  • Kenyan boxing governors refute illegal fight claims
    06 may 2009 18:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Professional Boxing Commission (KPBC) has refu ted claims by the Global Boxing Council (GBC) that the recent lightweight fight b etween Esther Phiri and Viparat Lauswan was illegal. Full text...

  • Kenya's Ochieng to gun for WBC title
    05 may 2009 23:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Raymond Ochieng will vie for the World Boxing Council (WBC) youth heavyweight belt on 9 May in Gaindon, Poland. Full text...

  • Guinea wins West African zonal boxing tournament in Bamako
    15 april 2009 17:50:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Guinea won the West Afrocan zone II boxing tournament whic h ended recently in Bamako, Mali's capital, with a haul of 12 medals -- six gold , three silver and three bronze medals. Full text...

  • Togo's Balagou fights for WBA title Saturday
    10 april 2009 12:33:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's International Boxing Council world middleweight champ ion Sabou Balagou will take on French-Algerian Amar Amari on Saturday in Lome fo r the World Boxing Association (WBA) title in the same category. Full text...

  • Nigeria's ex-heavyweight boxing champ loses again
    28 march 2009 09:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Former World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion, Samuel Peter of Nigeria, woefully lost on points to American Eddie Chambers earl y Saturday in his comeback attempt in Los Angeles, US. Full text...

  • Gambia's boxing association board sacked over visa scandal
    06 march 2009 20:07:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The executive committee of the Gambia Amateur Boxing Ass ociation has been sacked by the National Sports Council (NSC ) with immediate ef f ect, according to a press release issued here Friday by the NSC. Full text...

  • USFAS wins 2009 Mali Boxing championships
    02 march 2009 18:23:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Sports Union of the Armed and Security Forces (USFAS), on Sunday won the 2009 Mali national boxing championships. Full text...

  • Kenyan boxer misses boxing title
    16 february 2009 08:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Kenyan boxer Samson Onyango at the weekend missed a chance to win the Commonwealth light heavyweight title, when he lost to British boxing rising star Nathan Cleverly in their fight at the Oakland Leisure Centre in Swindon, UK. Full text...

  • Zambian boxer Esther to fight Thai
    10 february 2009 11:57:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian boxer Esther Phiri will face Ratree Kreakae of Thailand for the vacant Women's International Boxing Association (WIBA) lightweight title on 24 April in Nairobi, Kenya. Full text...

  • African boxing authorities agree new zones
    09 february 2009 23:40:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- African Boxing Confederation on Sunday adopted new zones for the sport, increasing the number of zones from 7 to 14. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou hosts international boxing gala
    31 october 2008 22:20:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Seven fights are on the bill of the internati onal boxing gala taking place on Friday night at the Maison du peuple in Ouagado u gou, the capital city of Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Samuel Peter loses WBC title
    12 october 2008 08:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Samuel Peter lost his World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title to come-backing former champion Vitali Klitschko on Saturday night in Berlin, Germany, via an eighth round technical knockout. Full text...

  • Zambian boxer wins Global Boxing Union title
    06 october 2008 10:39:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian female boxer Esther Phiri has won the Global Boxing Union (GBU) lightweight crown after defeating American opponent Hondi Hernandez in a contest held here over the weekend. Full text...

  • Olympics: Coach Obisia Nwamkpa bemoans Nigeria's poor showing in boxing
    20 august 2008 16:30:00
    Beijing- China (PANA) -- The Head Coach of Nigeria's boxing team to the 2008 Beij ing Olympic Games, Obisia Nwamkpa has blamed Nigeria's poor showing in boxing to fai lure of the authorities to implement coaches' programmes. Full text...

  • Ghanaian Kofi Jantuah kayos Ricardo Manuel in four
    18 august 2008 17:38:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Kofi Jantuah knocked out Brazilian Ricardo Manuel in the fourth round in an International Boxing Federation (IBF) Intercontinental Middleweight title fight at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi at the weeken d . Full text...

  • Ghanaian IBF champion Clottey given tumultuous welcome
    13 august 2008 20:24:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – Ghanaian boxer Joshua Clotte-y who won the IBF welterweight title about 10 days ago returned home to a tumultuous welcome on Wednesday and s aid he was targeting the WBA champion Antonio Margarito to unify the titles. Full text...

  • Obisia Nwankpa laments Nigeria's poor run in Olympic boxing
    13 august 2008 16:26:00
    Beijing- China (PANA) -- Former top contender for the WBC Light middle weight tit le, Obisia Nwampa, has lamented the poor show of Nigerian boxers at the Beijing O lympic games. Full text...

  • Another Nigerian boxer pummelled
    13 august 2008 11:21:00
    Beijing- China (PANA) -- What could have been a befitting birthday gift to his compatriot and fellow boxer turned a nightmare for Olanrewaju Durodola, who was out-punched by Cuba's Acosta Duarte Osmai in the heavyweight category of the boxing event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Beijing Olympics: Nigerian boxer needs surgery
    10 august 2008 11:22:00
    Beijing- China (PANA) – The head of Nigeria's eight--man medical support team at the Beijing Olympic Games, Dr Akin Amao says Nigeria's Izobo Dauda, who was beat e n by his Ghanaian rival Samir Bastie will require surgery to enable him to stay i n his chosen career. Full text...

  • Ghana's Joshua Clottey wins world boxing title
    04 august 2008 14:01:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian Joshua Clottey Saturday beat American Zab Judah t o win the International Boxing Federation (IBF) welterweight title in Las Vegas, US. Full text...

  • Congolese boxing champion retires
    23 june 2008 16:53:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Congolese boxer and two-time world TWABA and UBC lig ht heavyweight champion, Mukadi Manda, said here Monday he had decided to end hi s professional career. Full text...

  • Results of the 5th round of CAN boxing tourney in Mauritius
    20 june 2008 13:22:00
    Vacoas- Mauritius (PANA) -- Here are the results of the 5th round of the African Cup of Nation (CAN) boxing championships Thursday at the Vacoas Boxing Center in Central Mauritius. Full text...

  • Results from round 4 of CAN boxing tourney in Mauritius
    19 june 2008 10:33:00
    Vacoas- Mauritius (PANA) -- Here are the results of the bouts in the 4th round of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) boxing championship on Wednesday at the Vacoas Boxing Centre in central Mauritius 48kg Category: Mogajane Bathusi (Botswana) beat Ramy Elawady (Egypt) (5-1, 8-3, 9-3, 10-4) Thomas Essomba (Cameroon) beat Christopher Adeenaden (Mauritius) (5-1, 9-1, 15-1, 20-4). Full text...

  • Results from CAN boxing tourney in Mauritius
    18 june 2008 15:50:00
    Vacoas- Mauritius (PANA) -- Here are the results of the African Cup of Nations (C AN) boxing chamionships third round on Tuesday at the Vacoas Boxing Centre in ce n tral Mauritius. Full text...

  • Second-round results at CAN boxing tournament in Mauritius
    17 june 2008 08:59:00
    Vacoas- Mauritius(PANA) -- Here are the results of the second round of the Africa n Cup of Nations (CAN) boxing championships Monday in the Vacoas Boxing centre i n central Mauritius. Full text...

  • Preliminary results from the Africa's Boxing Nations Cup in Mauritius
    16 june 2008 16:05:00
    Vacoas- Mauritius (PANA) -- Following are the results of week-end's bouts in Maur itius as the second edition of the African Cup of Nations Boxing championships k i ck off at the Vacoas boxing Centre in the centre of the island. Full text...

  • African Boxing championships zone 4 kicks off in CAR
    11 june 2008 15:58:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The zonal (zone 4) African Boxing cham pionships began here Tuesday with boxers from Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Equatoria l Guinea, Chad, and hosts Central African Republic participating. Full text...

  • Kuwornu suffers first defeat at Ghana boxing league
    31 may 2008 13:48:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Victor Kuwornu of Bronx Gym suffered his first defeat in t he nine-week old Greater Accra Amateur Boxing Association (GAABA) League when he bowed to Attoh Quarshie Gym's Michael Offei Dodoo at the Prisons Canteen, Canton m ent in Accra, on Friday night in a top brass lightweight contest. Full text...

  • Thrills galore at Ghana boxing night
    26 may 2008 21:46:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ebenezer Moni Sowah of Attoh Quarshie Gym beat Iddrisu Yak ubu of Fit Square Gym via a unanimous points' decision when they met in the welt e rweight division at the Eighth Week Fixture of the Greater Accra Amateur Boxing L eague at the Prisons Canteen in Accra at the weekend. Full text...

  • Grand welcome planned for Ghanaian-born world kickboxing champ
    21 may 2008 22:33:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghanaian kickboxing family is preparing fervently to a ccord Enoch Effah, the World SAVATE and D. Full text...

  • Mauritius to host African Boxing tournament
    03 may 2008 14:31:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritius Boxing Centre located in Vacoas, 30 km south of the capital, will host the second edition of the African Boxing Cup of Nations on 12-22 June, a sports source told PANA on Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigeria to hire foreign boxing coach for Olympics
    08 april 2008 10:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's amateur boxing authorities have announced plans to hire a foreign coach for the country's boxing team to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Full text...

  • Ghana to send five boxers to Beijing Olympics
    01 april 2008 13:52:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Five Ghanaian boxers will hoist their national flag when t he boxing segment of the Beijing Olympic Games gets underway later in the year. Full text...

  • Samuel Peter steps into boxing history, after Hogan Bassey, Dick Tiger (Analysis
    10 march 2008 14:27:00
    ) Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Samuel Peter's victory against Oleg Maskaev in the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title fight in Cancun, Mexico, Saturday night has again put Nigeria on the world's boxing map. Full text...

  • Nigerian papers celebrate Peter's WBC title
    10 march 2008 08:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers Monday celebrated the victory of Samuel Peter over Oleg Maskaev in their World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title fight in Cancun, Mexico. Full text...

  • Nigerian Samuel Peter KOs Maskaev to win WBC title
    09 march 2008 08:31:00
    Cancun- Mexico (PANA) -- Nigeria's Samuel Peter Saturday night stopped Oleg Maskaev in the sixth round to win the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title at the Plaza De Toros in Cancun, Mexico. Full text...

  • British officer condemns seizure of boxing ring
    16 february 2008 17:19:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A key member of the British Boxing Club, currently in the country as a guest of the Greater Amateur Boxing Association (GAABA), is displea s ed with the seizure of a boxing ring he brought into the country as a gift to th e ir hosts. Full text...

  • Lantey Addy wins WBO bantamweight title
    27 december 2007 19:58:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Lantey Addy of Ghana became the new World Boxing Intercontinental Bantamweight Champion on Thursday morning when he won a unanimous points' decision over compatriot Isaac Nettey after 12 fierce rounds of pugilistic action. Full text...

  • Nigeria honours Samuel Peter
    15 november 2007 08:43:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has honoured the World Boxing Council (WBC) interim heavyweight champion, Samuel Peter, with a national award, with President Umaru Yar'Adua bestowing him with the Order of the Niger (OON). Full text...

  • WBC interim champion, Peter, arrives Nigeria
    14 november 2007 14:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Samuel Peter, the interim World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion, arrived in the commercial city of Lagos early Wednesday to a warm welcome by his compatriots, including government and sports officials. Full text...

  • Fight for WBC heavyweight title now 2 Feb. 2008 in New York
    18 october 2007 09:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The delayed World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title fight between Nigeria's Samuel Peter and Oleg Maskaev, earlier scheduled for 6 October at the Madison Square Garden in New York, will now take place at the same venue 2 February, 2008, sources close to the promoters said. Full text...

  • Nigerians in New York celebrate Peter's victory
    08 october 2007 17:46:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Hundreds of Nigerians in New York stormed a popular night club in the early hours of Sunday to celebrate Samuel Peter's successful world heavyweight title defence. Full text...

  • Nigerian papers hail Peter after WBC title defence
    08 october 2007 09:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers Monday paid tribute to US-based Nigerian boxer Samuel Peter, a day after he successfully defended his World Boxing Council (WBC) interim heavyweight champion in New York city. Full text...

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