Boxing: Okwiri through to quarters in Africa qualifiers

Written By: Bernard Okumu

Kenyan pugilist Rayton Okwiri enhanced his chances of booking a ticket in this year’s Olympic Games after he qualified for the quarter-finals of the middleweight category in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing qualifiers that got underway Thursday in Dakar, Senegal.

KBC Radio_KICD Timetable

Okwiri, who is the Africa Boxing Union professional middleweight champion, defeated Emhemed Elmagasbi of Libya on points to qualify for the quarter-finals.

Also Read  KVF league to commence this weekend as fixtures are released

Okwiri will face Kavuma David Ssemujju, of Uganda this Sunday in the quarter-finals as he seeks to return to the Olympic Games.

Also Read  Cameroon and Mali draw to stay on course for quarter final berth

Okwiri was eliminated in the last 16 of the welterweight category during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.  

Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153

The 2020 Olympic games will be held between the 24th July and 9th of August in Tokyo, Japan.

Also Read  Tanzania and Zambia Clash in Limbe, Namibia out to break duck against Guinea
KBC-You-tube-728x90-New-2

Tell Us What You Think