Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Erratic judges are to blame for Kenya boxers' below par performance at the recent 2020 Olympics Qualifier in Dakar, Senegal, a technical official said Saturday. National boxing team coach, Musa Benjamin, said it was the judges failure to put in place a proper scoring system that contributed [...]
©- - 07 march 2020 - 18:03:54 - thread Sports (330 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Olympic Boxing Qualifying Tournament (TQO) for the Tokyo Olympic Games, scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020, has announced its final selection. Thirty-three  boxers who will represent Africa were named at the end of the tournament on Saturday at Dakar Arena in [...]
©- - 02 march 2020 - 15:53:42 - thread Sports (388 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya registered its first boxer to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics late Wednesday in Dakar, Senegal, when Nick Okoth outpointed Ugandan opponent Isaac Masembe in a featherweight bout at the Africa Zone Olympic Qualifier. Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) and technical officials handling the team in [...]
©- - 27 february 2020 - 13:56:44 - thread Sports (132 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Olympic Boxing Qualification Tournament to be held from 20-29 February 2020 in Dakar, Senegal, has attracted 221 pugilists, 164 boys and 57 girls from 39 African countries. It will involve 13 weight categories in which the boxers will compete for 33 places in the final tournament [...]
©- - 18 february 2020 - 16:01:47 - thread Sports (131 words)


Nanyuki, Kenya (PANA) - Boxing Federation of Kenya (BFK) on Friday named a 13-member national team to the forthcoming Africa Olympic qualifiers in Dakar, Senegal, scheduled for 20-29 February. Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympic Games 24 July - 9 August. Among those picked is middleweight Rayton Okwiri who returns to amateur boxing [...]
©- - 14 february 2020 - 10:40:37 - thread Sports (190 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA)  -  The organizing committee of the boxing Olympics Qualification Tournament (OQT) for Africa for the Tokyo Olympics Games next year was inaugurated here on Friday. The OGT will be organised from 20 to 29 February at Dakar Arena of Diamniadio in the far suburb of the Senegalese capital. The [...]
©- - 27 december 2019 - 21:23:19 - thread Sports (210 words)


Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA)  - Tanzania’s Hussein Mwakinyo on Friday night beat Arnel Tinampay of the Philippines on points in an entertaining international no-title bout in Dar es Salaam. It was Tinampay who started the match aggressively by throwing powerful combinations at Mwakinyo in an attempt to score early points [...]
©- - 30 november 2019 - 11:44:10 - thread Sports (235 words)


Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania’s upcoming professional boxer, Hassan Mwakinyo, is set to take to the ring on Friday to fight Arnel Tinampay from Philippines in an international non-title bout in Dar es Salaam. Mwakinyo rose to prominence in September 2018 when he shocked British Sam Eggington with a [...]
©- - 28 november 2019 - 14:56:28 - thread Sports (220 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Dakar, the Senegalese capital, will host three finals of the world championship of French kick boxing. The event will take place on December 15 and for the first time on the African continent. On the initiative of the international federation of kick boxing in partnership with the Senegalese [...]
©- - 26 november 2019 - 18:44:06 - thread Sports (206 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA)-The International Olympic Committee has officially stripped the International Boxing Association (AIBA) of its Olympic status. Consequently, boxing will be part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games  without the involvement of the sport’s Olympic federation. The decision, ratified at the IOC’s 134th Session in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Wednesday was widely [...]
©- - 27 june 2019 - 12:35:24 - thread Sports (367 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Five Burundian boxers, held for two weeks in Gabon for an unpaid hotel bill at the end of  Zone III boxing tournament (from 12 to 17 May), are expected in Bujumbura on Thursday after settling the bill, according to the guarantees given by the Burundi’s Ministry [...]
©- - 05 june 2019 - 15:30:39 - thread Sports (271 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Eleven Burundian officials and boxers are being held back in a hotel in Libreville, Gabon, for an unpaid bill of US$ 4,680, after they participated in the African Zone III men's and women's Championships from 12 to 17 May, reported Burundian state radio, quoting a member [...]
©- - 20 may 2019 - 18:39:53 - thread Sports (225 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Bantamweight champion Fatuma Zarika of Kenya is gearing up for a tough re-match against Zambian challenger Catherine Phiri on March 23. Zarika said her previous match against Phiri was tough and she is expecting a tougher duel this time round in [...]
©- - 07 february 2019 - 14:17:12 - thread Sports (189 words)


Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Algerian have won the African military boxing championships, taking 10 gold medals at the end of the finals of the 5th edition that ended on Thursday in Algiers. Algerian boxers dominated the championships ahead of Kenya and Tunisia. Kenya, second, earned eight medals (4 gold and 4 bronze), [...]
©- - 09 november 2018 - 12:56:47 - thread Sports (113 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Boxing risks being thrown out of the Olympics unless the sport’s ruling body addresses “grave” concerns regarding its governance, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board said on Wednesday. A strongly-worded IOC statement warned that the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) must tackle governance issues at its [...]
©- - 04 october 2018 - 14:10:22 - thread Sports (395 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya will host a two-day seminar for African boxing ring officials in Nairobi from Thursday. The African Boxing Union (ABU) President, Houcine Houichi, told the press here on Wednesday that the seminar will be used to enhance the skills of the ring officials to enable them officiate [...]
©- - 18 april 2018 - 15:04:42 - thread Sports (392 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - With the National Boxing League now out of the way, Kenya embarks on preparations for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, with next week's trials in Nairobi. The Games are slated for April in the Australian coastal city. Kenya is leaving nothing to chance as [...]
©- - 07 december 2017 - 11:03:58 - thread Sports (281 words)


Las Vegas, US (PANA) - Renowned boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn, says he expects Nigerian-born Anthony Joshua and Wladmir Klitschko of Ukrain to meet again on 11 November in a rematch for the unified world heavyweight championship at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, US. A rematch between the pair has been [...]
©- - 25 july 2017 - 14:25:52 - thread Sports (263 words)


Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe on Saturday night knocked out Argentina’s Javier Chacon to keep hopes of gunning for a world boxing title alive. PANA reports that Dogbe won via a 6th-round technical knockout after the Argentine failed to answer the bell for the 7th round in their World [...]
©- - 23 july 2017 - 16:22:37 - thread Sports (212 words)


Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's local media reports say that boxing hero Prince Amartey, ailing and neglected, is virtually dying on his feet as he waits in yet another promise from the Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC) to rehabilitate him. The septuagenarian, who won bronze for Ghana in the middleweight division [...]
©- - 19 july 2017 - 07:32:31 - thread Sports (207 words)


Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana’s prospective world boxing Champion, Isaac Dogbe, says he cannot afford to lose a World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight world title eliminator against Argentine Javier Nicolas Chacon on Saturday because "My dream of becoming a world champion is dependent on this clash with Chacon." The fight [...]
©- - 19 july 2017 - 07:24:11 - thread Sports (280 words)


Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Bola Tinubu, Nigerian politician and National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday failed to show up for the widely-publicised "charity" boxing bout against former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Evander Holyfield of the US, designed to mark Lagos State's 50th anniversary celebrations. An [...]
©- - 27 may 2017 - 05:54:57 - thread Sports (365 words)


Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Evander Holyfield, the legendary five-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, will hold an exhibition boxing match with Nigerian politician Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in May. The bout will take place in Lagos on 25 May at the Eko Atlantic City and would be beamed live worldwide, according [...]
©- - 26 march 2017 - 16:52:28 - thread Sports (302 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Boxers from five African countries are in Nairobi for Saturday's Making a Champion (MAC) series non-title contests. The show, at the Carnivore Grounds, is a joint effort of the Kenya Professional Boxing Commission and American promoter Bigger Than Life Entertain, based at the US boxing hub, Las [...]
©- - 16 february 2017 - 14:22:50 - thread Sports (312 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Three Kenyan boxers - Benson Gicharu, Rayton Okwiri and Peter Mungai - have punched their way into the boxing event at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games next month. The trio qualified at different legs of the Olympic qualifiers. Gicharu, a featherweight, booked his ticket during the recent [...]
©- - 11 july 2016 - 13:20:31 - thread Sports (191 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenyan boxing contingent to the Baku round of Olympic Qualifiers departed for Azerbaijan Wednesday. According to Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) President, John Kameta, the team is ready to prove itself once again on the world stage. "We have prepared well and our boxers have trained [...]
©- - 16 june 2016 - 15:11:24 - thread Sports (284 words)


New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday said he is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Muhammad Ali, and extended his condolences to the Ali family and the many millions of fans mourning his death in every corner of the world. “Mr. Ali was [...]
©- - 04 june 2016 - 19:38:55 - thread Sports (342 words)


New York, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama on Saturday mourned boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday in Phoenix‚ Arizona‚ US, following a respiratory ailment. A White House statement made available to PANA in New York, quoted Obama as saying: "Muhammad Ali was The Greatest. Period. If you [...]
©- - 04 june 2016 - 16:55:20 - thread Sports (737 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – As millions of South Africans mourn the death of boxing giant Muhammad Ali, they are also reflecting on the special bond "The Greatest" enjoyed with Nelson Mandela. The young Johannesburg lawyer was a keen boxer before he was jailed for 27 years in 1963 [...]
©- - 04 june 2016 - 12:37:15 - thread Sports (486 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Several South African personalities have expressed their sadness at the death of boxing giant Muhammad Ali. The 74-year-old was admitted into a hospital in Phoenix‚ Arizona‚ on Thursday with a respiratory ailment and died on Friday. The head of the Nelson Mandela Foundation said [...]
©- - 04 june 2016 - 12:07:50 - thread Sports (280 words)


New York, US (PANA) - Boxing Muhammad Ali is dead, US media reported on Friday night, quoting family sources. Ali, 74, who described himself as "The Greatest", died at a Phoenix hospital in the US, the reports said. He was taken to hospital on Thursday where he was being treated for respiratory [...]
©- - 04 june 2016 - 06:18:31 - thread Sports (143 words)


Dusseldorf, Germany (PANA) - British boxer Tyson Fury has become the new world heavyweight boxing champion after upsetting Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf, Germany, on Saturday night. According to the online boxing website fightnews.com, Tyson, who is unbeaten, won the fight in front of over 50,000 boxing fans in a [...]
©- - 29 november 2015 - 12:23:23 - thread Sports (155 words)


New York, US (PANA) - American Floyd Mayweather Jr. has retired from boxing after beating Haitian-American Andre Berto in a unanimous decision on Saturday night in Las Vegas, US. The victory also ensured that Mayweather quit the stage on a clean sheet, tying the unbeaten 49-0 record of another American, Rocky [...]
©- - 13 september 2015 - 08:40:06 - thread Sports (198 words)


Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghanaian boxer Charles Adamu lost by a unanimous decision to Super middleweight Patrick Nielsen of Denmark in a title fight on Saturday in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to the boxing website fightnews.com, the fight was for Nielsen's World Boxing Association (WBA) international title. All the judges scored the one-sided, [...]
©- - 21 june 2015 - 12:04:34 - thread Sports (134 words)


Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The World Boxing Council (WBC) has ordered a rematch between Zambia’s Catherine Phiri and Christina MacMahon of Ireland. Oriental quarries boxing promotions operations manager Christopher Malunga told journalists in Lusaka Monday that the decision was arrived at after the WBC reviewed the video recording of their bantamweight [...]
©- - 01 june 2015 - 15:28:16 - thread Sports (187 words)


New York, US (PANA) - Ghana's professional boxer and former world champion Joseph ''King Kong' Agbeko returned to the ring for the first time in over 13 months to defeat Juanito Rubillar by a fourth round Technical Knock Out on Saturday in Texas, US. According to the online fightnews.com, monitored by [...]
©- - 31 may 2015 - 23:17:19 - thread Sports (108 words)


Las Vegas, US (PANA) - Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao hinted on Sunday that he lost his championship fight against American Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night (early Sunday in Africa) due to a shoulder injury he was nursing before the fight in Las Vegas, US. Pacquiao told a post-fight news [...]
©- - 03 may 2015 - 11:31:16 - thread Sports (377 words)


Las Vegas, US (PANA) - Unbeaten American Floyd 'Money' Mayweather jnr won a 12-round unanimous decision against Filipino Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao on Saturday night (early Sunday in Africa) in the richest fight in boxing history. In the fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, US, the three judges [...]
©- - 03 may 2015 - 06:18:11 - thread Sports (258 words)


New York, US (PANA) - Boxing legend Mohammad Ali may be down with ill health, but his fighting gloves have continued to fetch good money. At a public auction in New York, US, on Saturday, the gloves won by Ali - who was then known as Cassius Clay - as he [...]
©- - 23 february 2014 - 12:32:47 - thread Sports (135 words)


Washington, DC, US (PANA) - Ghana's boxer Osumanu Adama, who is currently preparing in the US for the biggest fight of his life, a title fight against unbeaten Kazakh fighter Gennady Golovkin 1 Feb. 2014, has said he will become the first person to beat Golovkin. Adama, who has won 22 [...]
©- - 30 december 2013 - 14:08:33 - thread Sports (358 words)


Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana’s Joseph King Kong Agbeko on Friday night won the IBO Bantamweight title when he beat Colombia’s Luis Melendez in 12 rounds in Accra. Agbeko, the former IBF bantamweight champion, won on the cards of the referee and two judges. Referee Deon Dwarte of South Africa scored the [...]
©- - 23 march 2013 - 07:12:43 - thread Sports (109 words)


London, UK (PANA) - Edith Ogoke, the last Team Nigeria boxer standing, finally bowed to superior skill Monday when she was outpointed 18-8 by World number two ranked amateur middleweight fighter, Nadezhda Torlopova of Russia, in their quarter final encounter at the London Olympic Games. The Nigerian boxer came out "smoking" [...]
©- - 06 august 2012 - 17:34:43 - thread Sports (270 words)


London, UK (PANA) - With the two Nigerian male boxers, Muideen Akanji and Lukmon Lawal, eliminated in the early stages of the ongoing Olympic Games in London, Nigeria's medal hope in that event now rests on female middleweight boxer, Edith Ogoke. The Nigerian lady pugilist will Sunday take on Elena Vystropova [...]
©- - 04 august 2012 - 18:17:12 - thread Sports (127 words)


Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angolan boxer Tumba Silva has been disqualified from the 91-kg class of the boxing tournament at the London Olympic Games, after missing his pre-fight weigh-in. According to the head of Angola's National Olympic Committee, Mr. António Monteiro, Silva's coach, Boaventura Cardoso, failed to check the stipulated time [...]
©- - 02 august 2012 - 12:11:25 - thread Sports (100 words)


Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghanaian Brimah Kamoko on Sunday in Accra, Ghana, survived a first-round knockdown to retain his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Africa Light heavyweight title after his Ugandan opponent, Hamza Wandera, refused to continue the fight in the third round. Wandera, protesting against what looked like a foul by [...]
©- - 26 february 2012 - 17:57:57 - thread Sports (178 words)


Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Bantamweight champion Takalani Ndlovu retained his title via a 12-round split decision over homeboy Giovanni Caro in Mexico City over the weekend. According to boxing website fightnews.com, the South African pugilist recovered from an early knockdown to win 114-113, 114-113 on two [...]
©- - 31 october 2011 - 08:43:48 - thread Sports (100 words)


Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian-born British boxer, Olusegun Ajose, has earned the right to fight for the World Boxing Council (WBC) super lightweight title against champion and Mexican legend Erik Morales. To qualify for the championship fight, Ajose defeated Frenchman Ali Chebah with a unanimous points decision in Friday’s main event [...]
©- - 02 october 2011 - 11:04:00 - thread Sports (371 words)


Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - South African boxer Evans Mbamba Saturday night lost the chance to win the International Boxing Organization (IBO) bantamweight title, when he lost to champion Vic Darchinya in Yerevan, Armenia, according to boxing website fightnews.com. Fighting in his home country for the first time, Darchinyan beat the South [...]
©- - 04 september 2011 - 09:43:53 - thread Sports (129 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) has declined to recognize Samson Mugacha as the Chairman of the Amateur Boxing Association of Kenya (ABA). AIBA's director of external relations and development Patricia Steulet wrote to Mugacha saying the world body does not recognize him, as it had information [...]
©- - 02 september 2011 - 18:51:10 - thread Sports (269 words)


Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angolan boxer Tony Kicanga, 39, has expressed his desire to defend his Universal Boxing Council (UBC) heavyweight title at home. He won the title last June in Portugal. He told reporters on Wednesday after a meeting with the Angolan Minister of Youth and Sports, Gonçalves Muandumba, that fighting [...]
©- - 28 july 2011 - 16:04:46 - thread Sports (120 words)