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Five Kenyan Boxers Avoid First World Aiba Qualifiers

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Five Kenyan boxers have escaped the first round and will start the second round at the world championships in Belgrade Serbia.

Local boxers will begin their day on Tuesday according to a draw organized on Sunday night.

David Karanja will be the first boxer in the country to drop on October 26 against Luis Delgado of Colombia in the Fly weight while Victor Odhiambo will be wrestling against Thapa Shiva from India at Light Welter also on Tuesday.

Heavyweight Joshua Wasike of Kenya will take on Belarus’ Uladzislau SMIAHLIKAU in the first round on Tuesday before George Cosby Ouma wins the Belgian heavyweight heavyweight Ziad El Mohor.

On Wednesday, October 27, it will be the turn of the captain of the Hit Squad team Nick Okoth to fight Alexy De La Cruz of the Dominican Republic in the first Light Light qualifier and Hezron Maganga to fight Riya Adel from Jordan at Cruiser.

Kenya’s Boniface Mogunde will take on Alban Beqiri of Albania on October 27 in the first light middleweight qualifier as Shaffi Bakari, who is competing for the second time, enters the ring to face Turkey’s Muhammet Sacli in the first Bantam weight loss on October 29.

Hit Squad in Belgrade Serbia
The five runners-up are Martin Maina who will fight for the first time on the 30th of this month at 48kg, Martin Oduor who will be strangled and Nathan Lunata of DRC on October 28 at the featherweight division, Joseph Shigali who will start on October 28 in the second round.

Edwin Okong’o will open the job in the second round on October 30 at moderate weight against Aslami Suliman then Elly Ajowi will also start on October 28 in the second super heavyweight bout against Jakhon Qurbonov from Tajistan.

City Marathon postponed temporarily
Kenya is represented by 13 boxers participating in all 13 units of the tournament with for the first time a lump sum prize of gold where the gold winner will be awarded 10 million, 5 million shillings to the silver winners and 2 million 5 points to the bronze medalists.

The AIBA World Boxing Championships will begin on Tuesday, October 26 and end on November 4.