Police punch hard as Busia dominate in BAK league action


Police punch hard as Busia dominate in BAK league action
Hassan Wanende of Busia County (in blue) on target against his opponent Lennox Omukhwaya during the semi -finals of their light weight contest. Photo: Joseph Saasia

In Summary

  • National champions Kenya Police carried the day as Busia emerged the best County in the second leg of the National Boxing League at Kenya Medical Training Centre over the weekend.
  • Winners for “Chafua Chafua” were Martin Maina (L/Fly) after beating Joshua Maina (Kibra), Shaffi Bakari beat Aggrey Were (Busia), Ethan Maina beat John Mwanzia (Githurai), Humphrey Ochieng (L/Heavy) beat Brian Wekesa (T/Nzoia), and Elly Ajowi (heavy) beat George Wenjuli (Busia).

National champions Kenya Police carried the day as Busia emerged the best County in the second leg of the National Boxing League at Kenya Medical Training Centre over the weekend.

Police “Chafua Chafua” won in all the nine contests in the weight categories they featured in. Busia had entered three male boxers for finals but none won.  Githurai, Nairobi, Kibra, Kwale and Thika had one boxer each in the final.

Winners for “Chafua Chafua” were Martin Maina (L/Fly) after beating Joshua Maina (Kibra), Shaffi Bakari beat Aggrey Were (Busia), Ethan Maina beat John Mwanzia (Githurai), Humphrey Ochieng (L/Heavy) beat Brian Wekesa (T/Nzoia), and Elly Ajowi (heavy) beat George Wenjuli (Busia).

Others are Martin Oduor (Bantam), who beat Thomas Mwangi (Nairobi), Joseph Shigali (L/Welter) beat Hassan Wanende (Busia), and Boniface Mogude beat Kennedy Khasiani (Kwale) and George Cosby (Middle) beat Remmy Thiongo (Thika).

In the women category, Nairobi emerged the best winning three titles. Pauline Chege (Bantam) beat her counterpart Alice Waiyego, Beatrice Akoth beat Maurine Nawire (Busia) and Lilian Achieng beat Elizabeth Akinyi (Police).

Police Ladies captured three titles; Lorna Kusa (L/Welter) beat Everlyne Akinyi, while Christine Ongare beat Flavian Auma (Busia).  Mombasa will host the third leg of the League.

Busia County took first position in the special junior contest involving boxers less than 18 years.  Briton Juma smashed Rayan Munene from Githurai 44 in all the three rounds.

Boxing Association of Kenya(BAK) first vice chairman Albert Matito applauded the 15-year-old boxing hero for uplifting the name of Busia junior boxers.

“I want to appreciate the potential the young boy is expressing; he has actually confirmed to Busia County that he is an upcoming boxing hero,” said Matito.

Mr Matito urged the boxing team to nurture the little boy’s talent so as to see him grow into higher levels in the near future.

 

 

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