Sports - Box
  • Zambian boxers ready for King's Cup tourney
    10 june 2005 17:20:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Zambia has entered six pugilists for the King's Cup International boxing tournament that gets underway here in a fortnight, Uganda Amateur Boxing Federation (UABF) said Friday. Full text...

  • Ex-Ugandan boxer Mugabi tipped for 'Hall of Fame'
    09 june 2005 17:56:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan John Mugabi, a World Boxing Council (WBC) Hall of Fame nominee, is among former world boxing champions invited to the WBC-organised 'Night of Champions' billed for Mexico City later this year, local media reported here Thursday. Full text...

  • African title bout attracts local sponsorship
    09 june 2005 15:28:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's Badru Lusambya's Africa Boxing Union (ABU) title defence fight against South African Tshepo Mashego is attracting more sponsorship locally, the independent Daily Monitor reported here Thursday. Full text...

  • Ghanaian, Nigerian in bout for African heavyweight crown
    08 june 2005 18:02:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Arrangements have been concluded for Lee Manuel Osei, a Ghanaian light heavyweight boxer based in Spain, to fight Adewale Abe of Nigeria for the vacant African Boxing Union (ABU) heavyweight title. Full text...

  • Two Burkinabe boxers at Dakar international gala
    02 june 2005 19:36:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Two Burkinabe boxers, Idrissa Kaboré and Boniface Kaboré, will participate in an international boxing gala scheduled Friday night Dakar, bout organisers announced here Thursday. Full text...

  • Ghana's Quartey predicts knockout win over American opponent
    31 may 2005 15:50:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ike "Bazooka" Quartey, Ghana's former World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight champion, has predicted he would knock out American middleweight Vernon Philips in a comeback fight scheduled for the United States next month. Full text...

  • MRU boxing friendly for Freetown 23 May
    11 may 2005 12:40:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Sierra Leone will host Guinea and Liberia in a three-day friendly boxing competition scheduled 23-25 May at the Atlantic Hall National Stadium in Freetown. Full text...

  • African amateur boxing championship kicks off in Nairobi
    12 april 2005 11:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African Zone V Amateur Boxing Championships started here Tuesday with eight teams from east and north Africa expected to feature in the competition at the Moi International Sports Centre. Full text...

  • Togo hosts 7th edition of African boxing champ
    11 april 2005 17:17:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo is hosting the 7th edition of the boxing championship of the Higher Council of Sports in Africa (CSSA) Zone III, rescheduled 11-16 April from the Ghana venue, sources the Togolese Boxing Federation (FTB) confirmed. Full text...

  • Zambian boxers for Uganda invitational tourney
    05 april 2005 16:01:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Two professional Zambian boxers have accepted to participate in the Uganda invitational boxing tournament billed for later this month, according to Zambia's professional boxing trainer and manager, Anthony Mwamba. Full text...

  • Ghana's Kamoko wins ABU light heavyweight title
    02 april 2005 15:39:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian champion Braimah Kamoko filled the formerly vacant African Boxing Union (ABU) light heavyweight title early Saturday morning when be gained a unanimous points decision over Nigerian Michael Gbenga at the Azumah Nelson Sports Complex in Accra, Ghana's capital. Full text...

  • Four countries to participate in Zone Five boxing contest
    01 april 2005 10:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Rwanda, Uganda, Egypt and Kenya have confirmed their participation in this month's Africa Zone Five Boxing Championships in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Morocco hosts Africa Zone 1 boxing tourney
    27 march 2005 10:10:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Africa Zone 1 boxing tournament has been slated for 1-3 April in the Moroccan city of Fes, 200 km east of the capital, Rabat, officials confirmed here Saturday. Full text...

  • Cameroon wins Libreville zonal boxing tourney
    25 march 2005 22:06:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Cameroon registered seven victories during the Zone IV boxing tournament in Libreville to emerge the overall winner, according to official statistics released Friday. Full text...

  • 10 DR Congo boxers for Zone IV tourney
    17 march 2005 16:07:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo has selected 10 boxers to participate in the Zone IV boxing championship of the Supreme Council of Sports in Africa billed for Libreville, Gabon, a Congolese Boxing Federation (FECOBOXE) source said here Thursday. Full text...

  • 33 DR Congo boxers training for contest
    09 march 2005 12:32:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo has lined up 33 boxers to train for the Zone IV of the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA)'s tournament slated for 21-27 March in Libreville, Gabon, DRC Boxing Association (FECOBOXE) sources have said. Full text...

  • 7 Beninese boxers for Zone III championship tourney
    08 march 2005 23:56:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Seven boxers were retained by Benin's Boxing Association (FBB) to take part in the seventh boxing championship of Zone III of the Supreme Council of Sports in Africa (SCSA) scheduled from 27 March to 3 April in Accra, Ghana. Full text...

  • Botswana names squad for regional boxing tourney
    03 march 2005 23:03:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana has selected seven boxers, six of whom have little international exposure, to represent the country at the Zone Six championship coming up this weekend in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Full text...

  • Ivorian boxing federation gets new boss
    02 march 2005 19:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian Boxing Federation (FIB) has elected Lt-Colonel Stanislas N'datchi Djenini new president following poor performance of the executive bureau that was headed by Rash N'guessan. Full text...

  • Khartoum to host ANOCA Zone 5 boxing championship
    20 january 2005 10:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) Zone Five will convene its general assembly and stage a boxing tournament next month in Khartoum, Sudan, the zonal secretariat announced here Thursday. Full text...

  • Uganda boxing official wants Kenyan boxing body banned
    27 december 2004 12:08:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A Ugandan board member of World Boxing Council, Celestino Mindra, has vowed to spearhead a campaign to have the Kenyan boxing body punished for what he described as "incompetence. Full text...

  • Ugandan boxing boss denies sanctioning fatal match
    21 december 2004 12:17:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's Professional Boxing Commission (UPBC) president, Celestino Mindra, Tuesday denied knowledge of a bout in which Ugandan pugilist Mohammed Basule died in Nairobi, Kenya. Full text...

  • Ugandan boxer's death stuns Kenyans, Ugandans
    21 december 2004 09:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The tragic accident that saw a Ugandan boxer die at a Nairobi Hospital from injuries sustained in the ring has stunned Kenyans. Full text...

  • Ghanaian Ike Quartey fights on 14 January
    18 december 2004 20:22:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ike Bazooka Quartey, the former World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight champion returns to the ring in a come back figh 14 January 2005. Full text...

  • Ayittey Powers wins W. African light heavyweight title
    18 december 2004 19:47:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Ayiyry Powers on Saturday recorded a dramatic stoppage over Mohammed Kunde of the Republic of Benin to wrestle the vacant West African light heavyweight title at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium in Accra. Full text...

  • Nigeria police arrest ex-WBC champion for alleged visa racketeering
    22 november 2004 10:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian police officers have arrested the former World Boxing Council (WBC) International Cruiserweight champion, Bash Ali, for allegedly procuring fake UK visas for 69 persons whom he had planned to take to London for a purported WBC convention, the local press reported. Full text...

  • Togo's Ballogou fights Ukraine's Fessechko in Lome
    27 october 2004 21:24:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese boxer Sabou Balogou will on Saturday battle Ukraine's Viktor Fessechko here in an IBC middleweight title fight, sources disclosed in Lome. Full text...

  • Olympian fighter lands UK boxing bout
    14 october 2004 17:02:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's boxing quarter-finalist at the 2004 Olympics in Greece, Sam Rukundo, has been invited by a professional boxing outfit in Britain, the Mayfair Sporting Club of London, for a boxing match next month. Full text...

  • Swazi boxers stay put for re-scheduled tourney
    24 september 2004 10:24:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Notwithstanding the postponement of a friendly tournament initially scheduled for this weekend in Mozambique, the Swazi boxing squad will stay mobilised until the event comes up next month, Swaziland Boxing Association (SWABA) President Charles Mahlalela indicated here Friday. Full text...

  • 2 Ghanaians in Commonwealth title fight
    16 september 2004 19:17:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Two of Ghana's most celebrated bantamweight boxers will battle for the Commonwealth crown 29 October at the Accra Sports Stadium. Full text...

  • Benin's Adjaho is Africa's super featherweight champ
    11 september 2004 19:58:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's super featherweight boxer Ange Adjaho Friday knocked out Ghana's Smith Odoun in the eightth round here to become African Boxing Union (ABU) champion. Full text...

  • Uganda boxing authorities review hunt for talents
    10 september 2004 13:34:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan boxing authorities have welcomed the recommendations of study urging them format local tournaments after those organised by the International Boxing Association (IBA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Full text...

  • Leila Ali battles Jacqui Frazier in Kinshasa
    09 september 2004 16:57:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- World female Super Middleweight champion Leila Ali will 30 October lock horns with Jacqui Frazier on the 30th anniversary of a bout that pitted boxing legend Mohamed Ali against one of his arch rivals George Foreman in an epic duel in the former Zaire in 1974, organisers said Thursday. Full text...

  • African boxing contest opens in Cotonou Friday
    08 september 2004 18:02:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- An African Boxing Union (ABU) Championship opens in Cotonou Friday with a bout featuring the African Super Featherweight champion Ange Adjaho of Benin and Ghana's Smith Odoum, as the main attraction, the Benin Boxing Association has said. Full text...

  • Congo's Manda retains world middleweight title
    28 august 2004 19:39:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Congolese boxer Mukadi Manda Saturday out-punched Czechoslovakia's Radek Hrabak in a 12-round bout here to retain his title as the world's super middleweight champion in the Transcontinental World Boxing Association (TWBA) version. Full text...

  • Congolese heads Zone IV (boxing)
    24 august 2004 13:00:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Kabasele Tshitambwe Kale of DR Congo has been elected Zone Four president of the African Boxing Confederation, official sources here told PANA Monday. Full text...

  • Leila Ali to trace Daddy's footsteps to Kinshasa
    17 august 2004 13:57:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Thirty years after her father Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in Kinshasa, daughter Leila plans to fight in a boxing gala in October in the DR Congolese capital to commemorate the historic "Rumble in the Jungle" fight held on 30 October 1974 in the former Zaire. Full text...

  • Kenyans shocked by boxer's dope test failure
    11 august 2004 15:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan boxing authorities were Wednesday shocked and surprised by boxer David Munyasia's failure to pass a dope test in Athens, Greece. Full text...

  • Nigeria Olympic boxing captain injured
    04 august 2004 10:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's medal prospect and heavyweight boxer Emmanuel Izonritie has injured his wrist while training for the Athens Olympics, team officials have revealed. Full text...

  • Ghana's Adama stops Sechegbe of Benin to win crown
    02 august 2004 18:29:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Boxer Osumanu Adama of Ghana stopped Mathurin Sechegbe of Benin in the third round to retain his West African super welterweight title at the Kanashie Sports Complex here over the weekend. Full text...

  • Benguesmia keeps WBB world champion title
    30 july 2004 23:28:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian boxer Mohamed Benguesmia Thursday defeated Argentine's Adolfo Titi Obando here after his manager threw in the towel, to keep his title of WBB world light- heavy weight champion. Full text...

  • African Boxing Championship results
    05 july 2004 16:10:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's Theodore Lokossou, who is Africa's featherweight boxing champion, retained his title after beating Togo's Moyibi Sarouna on points at the 27th African Championship held Saturday night in Cotonou. Full text...

  • Ghanaian boxer James Toney wins WBC title
    04 july 2004 16:25:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's James "Hot Ice" Obedi Toney Sunday defeated compatriot Ayittey Powers at the Accra Sports Stadium to win the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight title. Full text...

  • Zambian, Ugandan boxers in bitter chase for African title
    16 june 2004 13:05:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Zambian pugilist John "The Hammer" Chibuta has vowed to live up to his nickname by hammering Uganda's Badru "The Striker" Lusambya in a scheduled fight for the vacant African Super Welterweight title. Full text...

  • Burkinabe boxer Dramane Nabaloum hangs up gloves
    15 june 2004 13:07:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Former Burkinabe boxing champion Dramane "Boom Boom" Nabaloum will officially leave the sport during a gala night slated here for 17 June, reliable sources said. Full text...

  • Kenya opts out of Uganda boxing tournament
    15 june 2004 09:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has opted out of this week's King's Cup boxing tournament in Kampala, citing a congested calendar. Full text...

  • Algeria's Mohamed Yassa retains world title
    12 june 2004 12:10:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian boxer Mohamed Yassa out- punched Bela Sandor of Hungary 118-110 points to retain his NBA world super featherweight title. Full text...

  • Algerian boxer to defend world title
    08 june 2004 13:22:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian boxer Mohamed Yassa will on Thursday defend his World super-featherweight title against a Hungarian challenger, Bela Sandor. Full text...

  • Tyson vs. Klitchko in 'Rumble in the Jungle' anniversary
    08 may 2004 17:24:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Former world heavyweight champ Mike Tyson is scheduled to take on Ukrainian, Vitaly Klitchko, who is current candidate for the world title, on the occasion of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the famous bout that pitted Muhammad Ali against George Foreman in Kinshasa, an authoritative source said. Full text...

  • Kenya cancels East African championship
    06 may 2004 11:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Amateur Boxing Association of Kenya (ABA) has cancelled this weekend's East African Championships in Nairobi, citing a congested calendar. Full text...

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