Two more Kenyan boxers knocked out of WWB Championships

Two more Kenyan boxers knocked out of WWB Championships

  • In total, ten Kenyans have now been knocked out of the global competition in an underwhelming performance that has shone a negative light on the sport
  • Amina lost 5-0 to Poland’s Wiktoria Rogalinska in the bantamweight category while lightweight Ayoma also lost by a unanimous points decision to Democratic Republic of Congo's Jocelyn Tshamala

Welterweight boxer Everlyn Akinyi and light-heavyweight Liz Andiego are the only two remaining Kenyans left at the Women's World Boxing Championships in Istanbul, Turkey following the exits of Amina Martha and Stacy Ayoma.

In total, ten Kenyans have now been knocked out of the global competition in an underwhelming performance that has shone a negative light on the sport.

Amina lost 5-0 to Poland’s Wiktoria Rogalinska in the bantamweight category while lightweight Ayoma also lost by a unanimous points decision to Democratic Republic of Congo's Jocelyn Tshamala.

Later Friday, South Africa's light-heavyweight Mkateko Sithole will battle it out with Turkey's Elif Guneri to qualify for the quarter-final against Kenya's Andiego on Monday.

Akinyi, a former deadly striker with Manyatta United FC in Kisumu during her heydays in football, meets 2019 African Games bronze medallist Ivanusa Moreira of Cape Verde in the round of 16 on Sunday with battle-hardened Andiego taking on either Turkey's Elif Guneri or South Africa's Mkateko Sithole in the quarters on Monday.

Elsewhere other Africans who registered wins on day 4 of the competition are Algeria's light-fly Roumaysa Bovalam, Cape Verde's Ivanusa Moreira and Algeria's lchrak Chaib joining Morocco's Yasmine Mouttaki, Algeria's Imane Khelif and Mozambican Rady Gramane who won on the previous rounds.

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