Sports - Box
  • 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...

  • Kenya set for Mauritius boxing tourney
    30 april 2003 23:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has picked its team to next month's Mauritius International Tournament, Amateur Boxing Association of Kenya (ABA) secretary Albert Matito confirmed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Cameroon to host 13th African boxing championship
    22 april 2003 14:48:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Some 182 pugilists from 20 countries are on roll for the 13th African senior boxing championship slated for 4-14 May in Yaounde, organisers indicated Tuesday. Full text...

  • Gabon's boxing championship kicks off Wednesday
    15 april 2003 16:32:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's national boxing championship opens Wednesday in Moanda, a manganese mining town some 600 km south of Libreville, the country's boxing federation, FEGABOXE, said Tuesday. Full text...

  • S. African boxer faces barrage of criticism
    13 april 2003 15:46:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African boxing authorities said on Sunday that they were recommending strong action against three-time world champion Dingaan "The Rose of Soweto" Thobela for ducking from his scheduled bout against Mads Larsen in Denmark on Friday. Full text...

  • Ghana's Kpakpo Allotey wins African boxing title
    13 april 2003 11:56:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Kpakpo Allotey on Saturday night won the African Boxing Union (ABU) super featherweight title by knocking out his Ugandan opponents Mike Kizza in two minutes 42 seconds of the third round of their scheduled 12-round bout in Accra, the Ghanaian capital. Full text...

  • Bea Diallo to defend title in Brussels
    20 january 2003 19:27:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Guinean-born Belgian boxer Bea Diallo will defend his IBF intercontinental middleweight title next Saturday in Brussels against Ukrainian Sergui Marchuk. Full text...

  • Women's boxing fails to materialise as Zambia, Zimbabwe clash
    19 january 2003 13:27:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The long-awaited first ever all-female boxing bout between Zambia and Zimbabwe failed to take off Saturday night after Zimbabwean challenger, Pamela Chimpile, could not travel for lack of a valid passport. Full text...

  • Kenya withdraws from zonal boxing event
    16 january 2003 09:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has withdrawn from next month's Africa Zone Five boxing championship in Addis Ababa citing lack of formal communication with officials in the host country. Full text...

  • Gambian boxer punches way into American boxing circles
    13 january 2003 18:33:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Former Gambian boxing captain Sang Corea is steadily inching his way into recognition in America, with his latest exploits being a super middle weight knock-out in Georgia. Full text...

  • Mohammed Yassa is new African lightweight champ
    09 january 2003 23:41:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian boxer Mohammed Yassa became the new African lightweight champion Thursday night following victory over Franco-Benin pugilist Aldo Abadja in Algiers. Full text...

  • Cubans to train Zambian boxers, athletes
    02 january 2003 16:13:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Two Cuban coaches in boxing and athletics will arrive here by mid January to train Zambian boxers and athletes for the All-Africa games scheduled in October in Abuja, Nigeria, local sports officials said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Tanzanian, Ugandan battle for ABU title
    22 december 2002 12:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Tanzania's Ramadhan Miyeyusho and Adam Katumwa of Uganda take to the ring Sunday in Kampala, in a fight for the African Boxing Union (ABU) super-middleweight title. Full text...

  • FESCABA championship bolsters African boxing
    14 december 2002 14:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Following Kenya's successful hosting of the revived Federation of East, Southern and Central Africa Boxing Associations (FESCABA) championship in Nairobi, the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) looks set to recognise the event. Full text...

  • Kenya clinch FESCABA crown
    12 december 2002 11:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya bagged 19 points to win the revived Federation of Eastern, Southern and Central Africa Boxing Associations (FESCABA) tournament in Nairobi Wednesday evening. Full text...

  • Kenyan boxers shine at FESCABA tourney
    11 december 2002 18:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Enjoying home ground advantage, Kenyan boxers look set to clinch the crown as the revived Federation of East, Southern and Central Africa Boxing Associations (FESCABA) tournament entered its fifth and final day in Nairobi Wednesday evening. Full text...

  • Zambian promoter to introduce female boxing
    11 december 2002 12:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A Zambian boxing promoter plans to organise a historic fight between women boxers from Zimbabwe and Zambia in Lusaka shortly after the New Year that will also involve a title bout involving male pugilists. Full text...

  • Uganda withdraws from FESCABA event
    08 december 2002 11:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Uganda has withdrawn from the Federation of East, Southern and Central African Boxing Associations (FESCABA) tournament in Nairobi, citing financial constraints. Full text...

  • Mauritius, Zimbabwe in Nairobi for FESCABA event
    06 december 2002 15:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Teams from Mauritius and Zimbabwe are already in Nairobi for this weekend's Federation of East and Southern and Central Africa Boxing Associations (FESCABA) Championship. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean boxer loses world boxing title fight
    29 november 2002 17:27:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's World Boxing Federation (WBF) welterweight title aspirant Farai Musiiwa has been knocked out of the tournament by Ghana's Joshua Okine. Full text...

  • Seven countries for FESCABA championship in Kenya
    28 november 2002 23:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Seven countries, including hosts Kenya, have confirmed participation in next month's Federation of East, Southern and Central Africa Boxing Association Championship in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Kenyans start preparing for FESCABA tourney
    21 november 2002 14:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's squad to December's revived Federation of East, Southern and Central Africa Boxing Associations (FESCABA) tournament has embarked on residential training in the outskirts of Nairobi. Full text...

  • AIBA allocates Africa 60 Olympic boxing slots
    07 november 2002 15:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) has allocated Africa 60 slots in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, a top Kenyan sports official has said. Full text...

  • Kenya picks provisional squad to Africa boxing tourney
    03 november 2002 15:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan boxing authorities Sunday released the names of 24 pugilists for next month's Federation of Southern, Central and East Africa Boxing Association (FESCABA) Championship in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Police retain Kenyan boxing crown
    03 november 2002 11:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Police have retained the national boxing league title for the second consecutive year in a boxing season that ended in confusion at Nairobi's Nyayo National Stadium gymnasium. Full text...

  • Liberian boxers return home with bronze medals
    31 october 2002 17:38:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia's national boxing team has returned after winning two bronze medals at the Zone Three Boxing Tournament held in Cotonou, Benin, boxing association president Reginald Goodridge said Thursday. Full text...

  • Power struggle pulls down Gabonese boxing federation
    29 october 2002 21:29:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A leadership quarrel between the president of the Gabonese Boxing Federation (FEGABOXE) and his main collaborators has led to the dissolution of the body, sources indicated Tuesday in Libreville. Full text...

  • Nairobi snatches trophy in Kenyan-Ugandan cities tourney
    22 october 2002 12:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan city of Nairobi's boxing team out-pointed Kampala City of Uganda 33-30 to take the inter-cities boxing crown Monday night. Full text...

  • 15 countries for FESCABA tourney in Nairobi
    18 october 2002 08:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Fifteen countries will take part in December's revived Federation of East, Southern and Central Africa Boxing Associations (FESCABA) tournament in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Angola boxers prepare for continental championship
    17 october 2002 17:30:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angolan Boxing Federation (FABOX) has called up 50 boxers ahead of the Zone 6 championship of the Supreme Council of Sports in Africa (SCSA) billed for March-April 2003 in Angola, the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Benin Africa Zone 3 boxing tournament semi-finals
    26 september 2002 12:25:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are results of the semi-finals at the 5th boxing tournament of the Supreme Council of Sports in Africa (CSSA), Zone 3 holding in Cotonou, Benin: Flyweight Category (51 kg): Hounsou Didier (Benin) beat N'Gloamey Joujou (Togo) on referee's decision in the first round. Full text...

  • Liberian national boxing team to fight in Benin
    24 september 2002 12:46:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia's national boxing team, Lone Star, is in Cotonou, Benin, for the Zone Three tournament, said the president of the Liberia Boxing Association, Reginald Goodridge. Full text...

  • Kenya to launch welfare scheme for retired sportsmen
    16 september 2002 20:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Last Saturday's killing of a Kenyan international boxer under suspicious circumstances in Nairobi has brought to the fore the miserable lives some of Kenya's top sportsmen are leading. Full text...

  • Zambia's veteran boxing administrator loses fight
    16 september 2002 19:57:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's veteran administrator, Blackson Mazyopa, has lost his bid for the position of president of the Amateur Boxing Association of Zambia after he was trounced by challenger Thomas Chileshe in a vote. Full text...

  • Veteran eyes post as Zambia's top boxing official
    12 september 2002 16:01:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's veteran boxing administrator, Blackson Mazyopa, will on Saturday weigh his chances against interim holder Thomas Chileshe for the vacant position of president of the Amateur Boxing Association of Zambia in elections to be held in the midlands town of Kabwe. Full text...

  • Uganda professional pugilist set for USBA title defence
    11 september 2002 20:52:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda pugilist Kassim Ouma is to defend his US Boxing Association (USBA) junior middleweight title belt in a 12-round main contest, 4 October at Dover Downs Slots in the US. Full text...

  • French kickboxing team in Mauritius
    09 september 2002 13:38:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A six-member French kickboxing team arrived Monday in Mauritius ahead of a bout next Saturday against a local selection, sources indicated. Full text...

  • Cotonou to host Zone 3 boxing tournament
    06 september 2002 20:49:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Cotonou will 24-30 September host the fifth edition of the West Africa Zone 3 boxing tournament, sources at the Benin Boxing Federation (FBB) said Thursday. Full text...

  • Lennox Lewis, Don King in Ghana
    30 august 2002 10:10:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- World heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis and controversial promoter Don King arrived in Accra on Thursday night for private engagements that would also include the 37th birthday celebration of Lewis next Monday. Full text...

  • 11 countries to participate in FESCABA boxing tourney
    26 august 2002 12:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Eleven countries are expected to participate in the revived Federation of East and Central Africa Boxing Associations (FESCABA) Championship to be held in Nairobi in December. Full text...

  • Cameroon boxers win African junior championships
    21 august 2002 19:43:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon won the third African Junior Boxing Championships held from 15 to 20 August in Douala, with a a tally of 11 medals - six gold, two silver and three bronze. Full text...

  • US Court Reinstates Nigerian Boxer WBF Champion
    21 august 2002 18:20:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- A court in the State of California has given final ruling affirming Nigerian-born boxer, Bash Ali as the light heavyweight world champion of the World Boxing Federation. Full text...

  • Douala hosts African U-21 boxing championship
    16 august 2002 19:43:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Only five out of the 14 expected countries have sent pugilists to the third African Under-21 boxing championship which started Wednesday in Douala, Cameroon's economic capital. Full text...

  • Zambian boxers turn the heat on Zimbabwe opponents
    27 may 2002 21:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Two of Zambia's three professional boxers defeated their Zimbabwe counterparts on points in non-title bouts, while the third pugilist had his fight stopped prematurely after he sustained a deep cut above the right eye. Full text...

  • Kenya to enter eight boxers in Commonwealth Games
    27 may 2002 17:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan boxers will have eight slots at the Commonwealth Games to be held 25 July-4 August in Manchester, England. Full text...

  • Zambian, Zimbabwean pugilists meet Saturday in Livingstone
    24 may 2002 15:36:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Two professional Zambian boxers will on Saturday test their strength against rivals from Zimbabwe in 10 round non-title fights to be held in the resort city of Livingstone on the common border of the two countries. Full text...

  • Kenya shortlists boxers for Commonwealth Games
    23 may 2002 09:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Amateur Boxing Association of Kenya (ABA) has picked an eight-strong provisional team to July's Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England. Full text...

  • Mauritian boxers to train in Nairobi
    22 may 2002 21:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Mauritian boxers preparing for this year's Commonwealth Games will camp in Nairobi before proceeding to Manchester, England, for the sporting event. Full text...

  • Algeria's Bessalem elected African boxing chairman
    25 april 2002 23:08:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Algeria's Abdallah Bessalem has been elected President of the Confederation of African Boxing which concluded its 11th congress in Ouagadougou Wednesday evening. Full text...

  • Cuban coach to train Liberian boxers
    18 april 2002 19:46:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Cuban government has offered the services of a coach to assist Liberia train its boxers, an official statement said Thursday. Full text...

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