Boxing: KDF win national boxing third leg in Thika

Police Boxer Benson Gicharu lying on the ground after he fell off the boxing ring in the 3rd bout fight against Brian Agina from Coast. The boxer was tripped by a cello-tape that acts as guardrail of the boxing ring. [PHOTO: JONAH ONYANGO/STANDARD]

Kenya Defence Forces got 19 points in their National Boxing League third leg victory at Ananas Supermarket Mall in Thika over the weekend.

Defending champions Kenya Police were runners-up with 18 points, but retained the league lead following their triumph during the second leg in Nanyuki three weeks ago.

Police lead the standings with 60 points ahead of KDF, who have 57. Kenya Prisons have 12, Dallas Muthurwa (8), Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) (8), Coast Combined (8), Githurai 44 Soweto (7), Nairobi County (7), Kentract (6), Oscar Kassongo Sports Academy (OKSA) (6), Kisumu (5), Kongowea (4), Thika (3), Kibra (3) and Ndenderu (1). Nakuru ABC do not have a point.

At the Thika Championships, Kentract were third with six points ahead of Nairobi County, who have five points. Former champions Kenya Prisons finished fifth with four points, while Kenyatta National Hospital were sixth with three points.

OKSA, Githurai 44 Soweto and Dallas Muthurwa tied at seventh with two points each, while hosts Thika got one point.

Nakuru ABC, Kisumu Combined, Kibra, Kongowea and Ndenderu did not secure any point in the three-day competition.

On their way to victory, KDF had six boxers in different finals and five of them emerged victorious.

Simon Mulinge was the man to beat in the flyweight, while Victor Odhiambo was victorious in the light welter. Nick Abaka (light heavy), Fred Onyango (heavy) and Fred Ramogi (super heavyweight) also won their bouts.

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