By Erick Ochieng’
Universal Boxing Commission, World Boxing Federation, East and Central Africa and National Super featherweight champion David Kiilu beat Shadrack Muchanje 60-55, 60-56 and 60-56 to win a non-title fight on Sunday.
Samuel ‘Snake’ Kamau took only 23 seconds to floor David Maina through Knock Out (KO) in the lightwelter category at Hood Restaurant in Hurlingham, Nairobi
In another fight, James Onyango beat Joseph Odhiambo, whose coach was forced to stop the fight. Onyango was declared the winner through a Technical Knock Out.
Anderson Sifuna scored 39-38, 39-37 and 39-38 to win a four-round featherweight bout against John Gitau as Nick Otieno won on points against Gabriel Ochieng’ in the bantamweight category during the event where East and Central Africa Kick Boxing Championship, involving Muay Thai technique, also took place with participants drawn from the wider East African countries and Europe.
Meanwhile, the much-anticipated bout pitting Bena ‘Supuu’ Kaloki and Jane Kavulani for the vacant women’s national super featherweight title was cancelled in the sixth round after a heavy downpour made the canvas wet and slippery.
Kaloki said she was pleased with the judges’ decision, as it was the only option available.
“We will only follow the judges’ ruling. I’m happy for the boxers who contested earlier before the rains,” Kaloki said.
Kavulani urged KPBC to reschedule the match soon.
“It was so unfortunate that the bout I had been training for since January had to be cancelled,” said Kavulani, who is looking forward to an international title fight later in the year.