Boxing: Nick Okoth books 2020 Tokyo Olympics spot

Written By: Buckley Fetha

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Nick Okoth became the first Kenyan boxer to book a slot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after outclassing Uganda’s Isaac Masembe in the featherweight bout in Dakar, Senegal.

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Okoth will be making a return to the Olympics after missing the last two editions in London 2012 and Rio in 2016.

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Okoth took a commanding lead from the start and won the bout on unanimous points.

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Compatriot Elly Ajowi could not withstand the heavy punches from Morocco’s Younes Baala.

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In the ladies category; Kenya’s Christine Ongare saw her hopes reduced after losing to Rabab Cheddar of Morocco while Elizabeth Akinyi also lost to Bel Ahbib Oumayma.

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