KDF’S Abaka, Ramogi advance in boxing league
Kenya international boxer Nick Abaka and Fredrick Ramogi from Kenya Defence Forces won their respective bouts to sail through to the final of the fifth Leg Sportpesaa National Boxing League at Uwanja wa Mbuzi ground in Mombasa yesterday.
Abaka utilised his wide experience too reach the finals when he outpointed Peter Buti of Prisons with a 3-0 victory in a lightheavyweight bout while Ramogi won the super-heavyweight fight, beating Prisons’ George Awiti.
KDF’S arch-rivals Kenya Police had four of their boxers sailing to the finals. Kenya Police started the day on a fine note when their fighter Boniface Mogunde won his welterweight bout agfter referee stopped contest in round two to save Prison’s Jacob Kimanthi from further punishment.
Other Police boxers who qualified for the finals to be held on Saturday, November 11 were Tobias Okeyo who beat James Osore of Kenyatta National Hospital 3-0 in the light-heavyweight fight as Elly Ajowi registered a 3-0 victory against KDF’S Fredrick Onyango.
Former Coast Combined boxer, Shaffi Bakari now with Police team had an easy afternoon when his opponent KDF’S Simon Mulinge could not fight in their flyweight bout due to injury. In a middleweight bout, Eric Otengo of Prisons beat Sande Sinzole of Cost Combined.