Sports - Box
  • Nigeria's Olympic boxing team off to Cuba
    22 april 2004 13:03:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A seven-man Nigerian boxing team left Lagos Wednesday night for a training tour of Havana, Cuba ahead of the Athens Olympic Games billed for August. Full text...

  • Nigerian-born Akinwande retains IBF heavyweight title
    13 april 2004 19:39:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian-born Henry Akinwande Saturday night retained his International Boxing Federation (IBF) intercontinental heavyweight title when he defeated South African Anton Nel via a technical knockout in the 10th of their scheduled 12-rounder in Nigeria's southeastern city of Calabar. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Akinwande retains IBF heavyweight title
    11 april 2004 12:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Henry Akinwande retained his International Boxing Federation (IBF) intercontinental heavyweight title Saturday night, when he defeated South African Anton Nel via a technical knockout in the 10th of their scheduled 12-rounder in Nigeria's southeastern city of Calabar. Full text...

  • Success at Ouagadougou boxing gala
    10 april 2004 20:08:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The International boxing gala held Friday in Ouagadougou hosted intense fights. Full text...

  • Nigerian-born Akinwande defends IBF boxing title Saturday
    10 april 2004 16:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian-born Henry Akinwande puts his International Boxing Federation (IBF) intercontinental heavyweight title on the line Saturday night, when he fights South African Anton Nel in Nigeria's southeast city of Calabar. Full text...

  • Results from Cotonou international boxing tourney
    05 april 2004 14:15:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Ghana's Ousman Yaya, Commonwealth and WBF world junior lightweight champion, beat Togo's Dosseh Poudjago, Africa's vice champion, by stoppage in the third round of an eight-round bout at the international boxing gala held here at the weekend. Full text...

  • Cotonou hosts international boxing gala
    31 march 2004 18:31:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- An international boxing gala featuring several African champions in various categories will be organised here on 3 April, official sources indicated Wednesday. Full text...

  • Cape Verdean wins gold at Jordanian boxing tourney
    09 march 2004 13:46:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Pugilist Flavio Furtado has snatched gold in the 81kg category at an international boxing tournament convening in Jordan, a source at the Cape Verdean Boxing Federation (FCB) revealed here Monday. Full text...

  • Two Kenyan boxers qualify for Olympics
    24 january 2004 15:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan boxers David Munyasia and Ibrahim Bilali have now qualified for the Olympic Games slated for August in Athens, Greece. Full text...

  • Kenyan boxer Munyasia qualifies for Olympic Games
    22 january 2004 16:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan boxer David Munyasia has qualified for this year's Olympic Games in Athens, Greece slated for 20-29 August, official sources revealed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Three Kenyan boxers reach Olympic qualifier semi-finals
    20 january 2004 15:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Three Kenyan boxers have qualified for the semi-finals in the ongoing Africa Zone Olympic Games qualifiers in Casablanca, Morocco, enhancing their chances of booking tickets to Athens, Greece. Full text...

  • Kenya trims Olympic qualifier boxing team
    12 january 2004 11:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Cash-strapped Amateur Boxing Association of Kenya (ABA) will enter four boxers in this week's Africa Zone Olympic Games qualifier tournament in Casablanca, Morocco. Full text...

  • Full Kenyan boxing squad for Olympic qualifier in Morocco
    08 january 2004 15:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will enter a full squad of 11 boxers in this months' Africa Zone Athens 2004 Olympic Games qualifier slated for Morocco, the Amateur Boxing Association of Kenya (ABA) said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenya to host Zone 5 boxing tournament
    29 december 2003 09:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will host next year's Zone Five boxing tournament grouping Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Tanzania, Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya and Eritrea, according to Amateur Boxing Association of Kenya (ABA) secretary-general Charles Gituma. Full text...

  • Benin's Ange Adjaho to defend title on Boxing Day
    17 december 2003 19:37:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's Ange Adjaho is expected to defend his junior lightweight African champion title on Boxing Day against Togolese Gakpa Kokouvi in twelve three-minute rounds fight here, official sources said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Algerian boxer wins WBB light-heavyweight title
    21 november 2003 17:02:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian light heavyweight Mohamed Benguesmia Thursday night in El-Eulma (300-km East of Algiers) won the world boxing title in his category of the World Boxing Board by beating Marco Heinichen of Germany. Full text...

  • Togolese boxer retains African middleweight crown
    18 november 2003 10:33:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese boxer Sabou Balogou has retained his title as African middleweight champion after beating Ghanaian George Amuzu on points in a 12-round bout staged at the Palais des Congres in Lome. Full text...

  • Ghana to host Commonwealth Boxing Council meeting
    06 november 2003 19:53:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana will host the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) next October in what organisers say could be a "showpiece of the Ghanaian hospitality. Full text...

  • Akotoku leads in Ghana's professional boxing league
    03 november 2003 15:33:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Akotoku Academy has taken the lead in Ghana's professional boxing league after "Fight Night Two" that took place at the Metro TV grounds at the weekend. Full text...

  • International boxing thrills Ouagadougou fans
    06 october 2003 10:22:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe boxing fans at the weekend had a taste of their favourite sport plunged into hibernation since the semi-retirement of Nabaloum Dramane, alias 'Boum Boum,' former African and WBC featherweight champion. Full text...

  • Ghana to begin professional boxing league
    29 september 2003 18:59:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana will introduce a professional boxing league from October to provide a platform for budding stars to speed up attaining their stardom. Full text...

  • WBA and WBC champs clash in Nairobi
    05 september 2003 19:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- WBA heavyweight champion Roy Jones will on 8 November take on WBC title holder Antonio Tarver in an explosive international contest here. Full text...

  • Kenya's Nzau to meet Nigerian in WBA fight
    30 august 2003 13:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Evans Oure takes on Jerry Elliot of Nigeria in a World Boxing Association (WBA) international middleweight title defence fight on 6 September in Germany. Full text...

  • Nigerian boxers to get 1 million Naira for each gold medal
    14 august 2003 15:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Each Nigerian boxer who wins a gold medal at the All-Africa Games in October will be rewarded with a million naira (about 8,000 US dollars), top officials of the local boxing association indicated here Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's boxing champ rescinds quit decision
    06 august 2003 13:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Albert Jegbefumere, who won gold in the boxing event at last year's Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England said he had reconsidered his decision to quit so he could win gold for Nigeria at the All-Africa Games in October. Full text...

  • Kenya to host world heavyweight contest in November
    15 july 2003 15:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight champion Roy Jones is to take on either Mike Tyson or Lennox Lewis in a world title bout slated for 8 November in Nairobi, Kenya, the organisers said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya names team to Uganda's Kabaka tourney
    14 july 2003 18:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has named its team to next month's King Kabaka Mutesa Cup boxing tournament in Kampala, Uganda. Full text...

  • Young Reunion boxer wins English boxing world league
    13 july 2003 19:21:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Young Reunion national Willy Blain has won the world English boxing league in Bangkok, Thailand to become his country's first champion in an individual sport event. Full text...

  • Kenya names provisional African Games boxing team
    05 july 2003 15:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has named its provisional boxing team to October's 8th All Africa Games slated for Abuja, Nigeria. Full text...

  • Kenya's Africa Games boxing trials results
    28 june 2003 11:12:00
    Nakuru- Kenya (PANA) -- National team regular Nick Abaka had to use all his arsenal to beat Samson Macharia in a tough All Africa Games boxing trials semi-finals light-welterweight contest here Friday night. Full text...

  • Bamako hosts UBC middleweight fight
    27 june 2003 22:00:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Bamako will on Sunday host a UBC middleweight fight between Mukadi Manda of DR Congo and Spain's Brozowska Valdermar of Russian extraction. Full text...

  • Kenya's African Games boxing trials results
    27 june 2003 21:16:00
    Nakuru- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's All Africa Games boxing trials started on a slow pace in Nakuru with top pugilists gaining automatic entry into Saturday's finals. Full text...

  • Kenyan boxers gear up for African Games
    24 june 2003 22:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's boxing squad to the 8th All Africa Games billed for October in Abuja, Nigeria will be picked this weekend in Nakuru, about 160 km west of Nairobi, Amateur Boxing Association of Kenya (ABA) secretary Albert Matito indicated Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya names team to Africa military boxing event
    16 june 2003 16:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenyan (PANA) -- Kenya has picked its team to next week's Africa Military Boxing Championship billed for 18-28 June in Tunis. Full text...

  • Kenya withdraws from Seychelles boxing event
    20 may 2003 08:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has withdrawn from the 10-day Seychelles International Boxing tournament, citing financial problems. Full text...

  • Algeria team tops African boxing championship
    19 may 2003 13:45:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Algeria has been crowned best African boxing team at the just-ended championships held in the Cameroonian capital, Yaounde. Full text...

  • Algeria stays atop African boxing championships
    17 may 2003 17:08:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Algeria continued to call the shots at the ongoing 12th African amateur boxing championships, with six of its boxers punching their way to the finals due here Saturday evening. Full text...

  • African boxing championship semifinals results
    17 may 2003 16:08:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Following are the results of the semifinals of the 12th African amateur boxing championships, held Friday in Yaounde: Light flyweight (48 Kg): Ramasia Jonan (Botswana) beat Saki Cherif (Algeria) Rasoanaivo Anicet (Madagascar) beat Redouane Doucht (Morocco) Flyweight (51 Kg): Luza Master (Botswana) beat Soltani Nebarak (Algeria) Hicham Mesbani (Morocco) beat Augustin Celestin (Madagascar) Bantamweight (54 Kg): Bruno Julie (Mauritius) beat Gabanda Festus (Rwanda) Bouziane Malik (Algeria) beat Hamit Ait (Morocco) Spuer bantamweight (57 Kg): Santos Ndang (Equatorial Guinea) beat Boanene Alain (Cameroon) by default Lightweight (60 Kg): Tamsa Mani Tahar (Morocco) beat Taoufik Chobba (Tunisia) Ziani Hocine (Algeria) beat Khunwang Gilbert (Botswana) Super-lightweight (64 Kg): Mwelase Sipho (South Africa) beat Hicham Nafil (Morocco) by default Allalou M. Full text...

  • African boxing championship enters semifinals Friday
    15 may 2003 19:01:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Some 44 pugilists from 12 countries are on roll for the semifinals of the 12th African boxing championship coming up Friday in Yaounde. Full text...

  • Results of African Boxing Championship 5th round
    15 may 2003 14:08:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The 5th round of the African Amateur Boxing Championship played Wednesday in Yaounde produced the following results: Light Flyweight (48 kg) - Martey Joseph (Ghana) beat Ndjemba Richard (Cameroon) on points - Ramasia Jonan (Botswana) beat Rasoanaivo Anicet (Madagascar) on points - Saki Cherif (Algeria) beat Milindi Livings (Rwanda) on points Flyweight (51kg) - Soltani Nebarak (Algeria) beat Walid Cherif (Tunisia) on points - Anaba Eric (Cameroon) beat Bashumba M. Full text...

  • African Boxing Championship update
    14 may 2003 13:58:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Twenty-seven bouts are billed for Wednesday in the 5th round of the African Amateur Boxing Championship convening since last Saturday in Yaounde, Cameroon. Full text...

  • African boxing contest to award first medals Friday
    13 may 2003 21:59:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The first medals of the 12th African boxing championships being hosted by Cameroon since Saturday will be awarded on Friday, sources close to the organising committee said. Full text...

  • Maghreb countries dictate pace at African boxing championship
    13 may 2003 21:02:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Maghreb countries continued their lead as the African boxing championships underway here scaled Round 3 with Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia maintaining their presence in all categories. Full text...

  • 12th African Boxing championship kicks off in Yaounde
    11 may 2003 15:03:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Some 90 boxers from 14 countries are taking part in the 12th African boxing championship that kicked off here Saturday, featuring 11 categories and four-round bouts. Full text...

  • WBA heavyweight champ Roy Jones to fight for AIDS
    09 may 2003 16:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight champion Roy Jones is set to fight either former World Boxing Champions Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, or reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) champion Lennox Lewis in East Africa in October in an event to publicise the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Full text...

  • Gabon disqualified from African championship
    09 may 2003 10:25:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon have been disqualified from the African Boxing Championship scheduled to start Friday in Yaounde, Cameroon, for failing to take part in the Zone IV qualifiers held last March in Kigali, Rwanda, sources at the Gabonese Boxing Federation (FEGABOXE) disclosed Friday. Full text...

  • Pugilists arrive in Yaounde for African Championships
    08 may 2003 13:21:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The delegations of Algeria, Cape Verde, Mauritius and Morocco arrived here on Wednesday for the 13th African Boxing Championships (seniors), which start on Friday, the Cameroonian Boxing Federation (FECABOXE) told PANA. Full text...

  • 8 Tunisian boxers for 13th African championship
    07 may 2003 22:00:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Eight pugilists will represent Tunisia in the 13th African Boxing championship involving 120 athletes from 14 countries beginning Friday in Yaounde. Full text...

  • DR Congo boxers fly to Yaounde Tuesday
    05 may 2003 22:07:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Nine boxers representing DR Congo's national boxing team, better known as the "Simba", leave Kinshasa Tuesday for Yaounde, Cameroon for the preliminaries of the world boxing championship, the Congolese Boxing Federation (FECOBOXE) said here Monday. Full text...

  • Yaounde to host 13th African Boxing championship
    05 may 2003 21:55:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The 13th African Boxing Championship comes up 9-19 May in Yaounde, officials of the Cameroonian Boxing Confederation (FECABOXE) said Monday. Full text...

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