WWC: Captain Andiego gets a bye to quarters

WWC: Captain Andiego gets a bye to quarters

Light-heavyweight boxer Elizabeth Andiego became the first Kenyan boxer to qualify for the quarter-finals of 12th Women's World Championships without throwing a punch after she received a bye in the draws that were conducted in Istanbul, Turkey and will now meet the round of 16 winner between Turkey's Elif Geenari and South Africa's Mkatelo Sithole on May 16.

Welterweight boxer Everlyn Akinyi also received a bye to the round of 16 and she will be in action on May 15 but Lorna Kusa get’s into the ring today against Kazakhstan Valentina Khalzova in a round of 32 fight

Meanwhile Kenya's Lorna Kusa facing Kazakstanian Valentina Khalzova in the Women's Light Middle (66-70kg) in a round of 32 fight.

On Tuesday Kenya's Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Christine Ongare will face off with Ukrainian Okhota Hanna.

No female boxer from Africa has reached the finals since the World Women Boxing Championships begun in 2001 but they are expected to up their game given that the gold medalists will take home 100,000 dollars (Sh11 million), silver medalists 50,000 dollars (Sh6 million) and bronze medalists 25,000 dollars (Sh3million) in the two week-showpiece ending on May 21.

On Tuesday (May 10) Kenya's Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Christine Ongare who is in the 45-48kg minimum weight will face off with Ukrainian Okhota Hanna.

No female boxer from Africa has reached the finals since the World Women Boxing Championships started in 2001 but they are expected to up their game given that the Gold medalists will take home 100,000 dollars (Sh11million), silver medalists 50,000 dollars (Sh6 million) and bronze medalists 25,000 dollars (Sh3 million).

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