Sports - Box
  • 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...

  • 22nd African Boxing Championship holds in Benin
    08 april 2002 13:36:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are results of the 22nd edition of the African Boxing championship, held Saturday in Cotonou, Benin: In the Welterweight category, Benin's Kpadenou Victor (64 kg) beat his compatriot and title holder Boko Kuami (66,5 kg) upon the referee's decision at the 10th round. Full text...

  • Cotonou hosts 22nd African Boxing Championship
    05 april 2002 11:31:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The 22nd edition of the African Boxing Championship is panned on Saturday in Cotonou, officials at the Benin Boxing Federation said. Full text...

  • Mike Tyson Gets Licence to Fight in Washington
    14 march 2002 08:31:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Boxing Commission of Washington, DC, has granted maverick fighter Mike Tyson, a licence to fight reigning Heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis in June. Full text...

  • Cotonou to host an African boxing championship
    11 march 2002 23:20:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Three titles will be at stake when Cotonou hosts an African boxing championship on 30 March, sources close to Benin's ministry of youth, sports and recreation revealed Monday. Full text...

  • France-based boxers ready to help home boxers acquire skills
    08 march 2002 21:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's France-based boxers Mamadou Thiam and Souleymane Mbaye Friday said in Dakar that they were ready to impart technical skills in the sport to fellow compatriots. Full text...

  • Nigeria may host Tyson-Lewis Fight
    05 march 2002 11:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's capital, Abuja may host the much ballyhooed heavyweight boxing fight between champion Lennox Lewis and challenger Mike Tyson, local newspapers reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • African boxers set for elimination contests
    25 february 2002 12:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In a bid to give African pugilists the chance to gun for Commonwealth titles, the Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) has lined up a number of elimination bouts in Nairobi on 23 March. Full text...

  • South African pint-sized boxer retires
    10 february 2002 16:51:00
    Johannesburg - South Africa (PANA) -- South African legendary WBU junior flyweight boxing champion Jacob 'Baby Jake' retires from the sport next month after 22 years in the ring. Full text...

  • Ghanaian wins ABU Cruiserweight title
    09 february 2002 09:40:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Aloryi Moyoyo Mensah on Friday night made a quick job of it knocking out his Ivorian opponent Goba T. Full text...

  • Promoters want Tyson/Lewis title fight in South Africa
    01 february 2002 09:12:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- There are growing hopes that South Africa could be the venue for the heavyweight showdown between undisputed world champion Lennox Lewis and challenger Mike Tyson after the Nevada Athletic Commission denied Tyson a license to fight there. Full text...

  • British magazine offers Zambian boxer £63,000 for defamation
    15 january 2002 10:13:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's all-time boxing great, Lottie Mwale, has won compensation for defamation amounting to 63,694 pound sterling (350 million kwacha) from a British boxing magazine after it published a false story about him. Full text...

  • Champ Oure to face British challenge in WBA fight
    20 december 2001 21:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Champion Evans Oure will take on another Englishman next month following the postponement of his World Boxing Association (WBA) middleweight title defence fight against England's Delroy Leslie. Full text...

  • Addis to host Africa Zone 5 boxing championship
    15 december 2001 18:07:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Addis Ababa would host the Africa Zone 5 boxing championship slated for 23-31 March 2002, the Ethiopian Boxing Federation (EBF) announced Saturday. Full text...

  • Boxing to be revamped in Cameroon
    13 december 2001 19:34:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Cameroon Boxing Federation (FECABOXE) is making efforts to make its mark on the national and international scene, officials said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Cotonou to host international boxing gala
    05 december 2001 21:36:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Boxers from four African countries will enter the ring here on Saturday for an international boxing gala, Boxing Association of Benin officials have said. Full text...

  • Kenyans, Tanzanian boxers for Commonwealth elimination
    05 december 2001 17:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Two Kenyan boxers will test their might against Tanzanian counterparts in next year's Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) elimination fights to be held in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Partiality robs Congolese fighters of victory
    03 december 2001 23:07:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Poor refereeing and poor judging at the weekend robbed two professional boxers from DR Congo chance to win their bouts in Zambia's central mining city of Kitwe. Full text...

  • DR Congo boxers arrive to test Zambia's best
    30 november 2001 08:52:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Two top boxers from the Democratic Republic of Congo have arrived in the central mining city of Kitwe for non-title fights against Zambian opponents in a seven- bout boxing contest. Full text...

  • Namibia's Hantindi takes WBA Africa Title
    25 november 2001 19:56:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's Frans "Rambo" Hantindi stopped Zimbabwe's Master "Farrai" Kachigwanda in the sixth of their 12-rounder, to clinch the World Boxing Association (WBA), Africa zone Welterweight crown in Windhoek Saturday night. Full text...

  • Kenyan WBA title holder to face English challenger
    22 november 2001 17:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's World Boxing Association (WBA) middleweight champion Evans Oure will defend his title against a British challenger next month. Full text...

  • Cream of Angolan boxing set for Independence tourney
    21 november 2001 11:42:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angolan provinces of Luanda, Cabinda, Lunda Norte and Namibe have confirmed their participation in the national boxing tournament dubbed "Independence Tournament," to 22-24 November in the Angolan capital. Full text...

  • The exploits of Kenyan boxer Oure
    08 november 2001 14:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Notwithstanding a broken finger and thumb in the early 1990's, Evans Ashira Oure rose to clinch two world titles and emerge Kenya's most accomplished middleweight boxer since turning professional in 1998. Full text...

  • South African boxer Baloyi loses featherweight title
    04 november 2001 10:57:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Phillip the "time bomb" Ndou failed to explode but still managed to outpoint Casius Baloyi in a 12-round WBU Catchweight fight Saturday at Carnival City. Full text...

  • Commonwealth body bolsters African pugilists
    03 november 2001 16:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The recent Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) conference in Nairobi that saw the council agree to include 27 East African boxers in its rankings, is a step in the right direction. Full text...

  • South African boxing fans in for weekend thriller
    01 november 2001 10:31:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Carnival City is abuzz with an air of expectancy ahead of the weekend "Fire and Ice" bout between Phillip Ndou and Cassius Baloyi. Full text...

  • Twelve Kenyans attain CBC rankings
    27 october 2001 13:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Twelve Kenyan boxers have attained the Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) rankings. Full text...

  • Congolese Boxers for Afro-Asian Games
    24 october 2001 21:44:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Les Simba, the national boxing team of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been invited to take part in the three-day Afro-Asian Games opening 17 November in New Delhi, India. Full text...

  • DRC boxers invited to African-Asian games
    24 october 2001 19:11:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Pugilists from the Democratic Republic of Congo have been invited to participate in the 17-19 November African-Asian Games in New Delhi, India, according the national coach, Tshibanda Wata. Full text...

  • Nairobi hits Kampala in cities contest
    23 october 2001 13:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Nairobi surprised Kampala with a 15-12 point victory in the first leg of the inter-cities boxing tournament over the weekend. Full text...

  • Commonwealth Boxing Talks Slated for Nairobi
    16 october 2001 14:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will host the Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) conference in Nairobi from 24-28 October, the council's chairman, Reuben Ndolo announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • Policemen clinch national boxing crown
    15 october 2001 20:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Police are the new National Boxing League champions after punching their way to victory at the fifth and last leg of the league in Nairobi over the weekend. Full text...

  • Kenyan guns for WBA title
    12 october 2001 12:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A fortnight after Kenyan boxer Joseph Akhasamba lost the World Boxing Board heavyweight title to German challenger Karl Heinz, his compatriot Athanus Nzau is gunning for an inter-continental belt. Full text...

  • KPBC ought take blame for Kenyan boxer's debacle
    02 october 2001 20:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- When heavyweight boxer Joseph Akhasamba took issue with the Kenya Professional Boxing Commission (KPBC) for failing to organise sparring fights ahead of his world title defence, the commission ignored him. Full text...

  • Akhasamba to defend WBB title in Germany Saturday
    27 september 2001 11:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's reigning World Boxing Board (WBB) champion, Joseph Akhasamba, will defend his title in Germany on Saturday. Full text...

  • Boxers set aside weekend for showdown
    20 september 2001 19:58:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Over 80 Namibian boxers will compete against each other in a tournament that will take place at Midgard Lodge here on Friday and Saturday. Full text...

  • Kenya's Bilali gets bye to Commonwealth Games
    20 september 2001 13:33:00
    Nairobi Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan boxer Suleiman Bilali has got a bye to next year's Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England. Full text...

  • 20 boxers start training camp Tuesday
    17 september 2001 21:38:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Twenty boxers from the National Boxing Development Programme (NBDP) are to start a 10-day training camp Tuesday to prepare for an international friendly tournament against Botswana. Full text...

  • Ghana's Agbeko knocks out Uganda's Kizza to win WBF title
    08 september 2001 10:12:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian boxer Joseph Agbeko Saturday knocked out Ugandan counterpart Mike Kizzaa in the first round to win the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) bantamweight title in their bout in Accra. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean boxer banned for being HIV positive
    06 september 2001 17:42:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean boxing suffered a major blow Thursday after one of the country's top pugilists tested positive for HIV, which automatically ended his international career. Full text...

  • Regional body falls back on old format
    31 august 2001 12:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The East, Central and Southern Africa boxing tournament has reverted to its old three-nation format, down from some 11 countries. Full text...

  • Cassius Baloyi stuns Jorge Paredes to retain title
    22 august 2001 22:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Cassius Baloyi retained his World Boxing Union (WBU) featherweight title Wednesday after knocking out Argentinean challenger Jorge Paredes in the seventh round. Full text...

  • Nairobi to host intercity boxing
    21 august 2001 17:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Nairobi will host this year's East African intercity boxing tournament on 20 October, the Nairobi Provincial Amateur Boxing Association announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya's Oure to defend boxing title September
    18 august 2001 14:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan International Boxing Federation Intercontinental light middleweight champion, Achira Oure defends his crown in Spain next month. Full text...

  • Namibian to defend WBO title against Briton
    09 august 2001 22:25:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian national and two times world boxing champion Harry Simon has announced that he would make his first mandatory World Boxing Organisation (WBO) middleweight title defence against Briton, Howard Eastman. Full text...

  • Namibian to meet Briton in WBO title defence
    09 august 2001 22:22:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian national and two times world boxing champion Harry Simon has announced that he would make his first mandatory World Boxing Organisation (WBO) middleweight title defence against Briton, Howard Eastman. Full text...

  • Don King sponsors Tanzanian boxer
    08 august 2001 12:07:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- American professional boxing promoter Don King has agreed to sponsor the training of Tanzania's pugilist Mbwana Matumla under a three-year contract. Full text...

  • Police punch their way up Kenya's boxing league
    07 august 2001 20:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Police punched their way into the leadership of the National Boxing League when they bagged 30 points at the end of the fourth leg in Nyeri at the weekend. Full text...

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