Busia County to Revive Boxing Glory

Former international  boxing stars  Alex Okumu and  Manoah Adeny  have unveiled ambitious  plans to revive boxing glory that was synonymous with Busia County in the 1980s. Busia youth Boxing   Club was started three months ago with the aim of tapping talents that abounds among the youth in the border county.
The Late Wangila Napunyi who hailed from the County was the last Kenyan to win an Olympic Gold in boxing in 1988 before the standard of the game went  into oblivion.
During this year’s Labour Day   celebrations that was graced by Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong  at Busia Polytechnic on Sunday,   Okumu paraded the youths for  exhibition bouts which thrilled those  in attendance.
Two bouts  pitting  boxers in  paper and balloon weights  saw the youngsters exhibit their prowess in the game to confirm that   Busia is on  recovery path to fame in the sport.
Putting  on  blue and red gloves the youths  were a joy to watch with their well calculated upper cut jabs  that confirmed  the emerging  trend of the game.
Okumu  said  the country  lacks super boxers  who can represent the country  effectively compared to yesteryears when Kenyan took the world by storm  and cited  eight gold medals  Kenyan boxers clinched  in Bangkok  Thailand.
  We can become the leading county in nurturing  talent in the game  if we get a boxing ring and other facilities to be able to host  national championships in the border town.
The County  has revived grassroots boxing which neighboring counties  of Bungoma and are emulating from us,” he said.
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