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Last chance saloon for Okwiri and Okoth

News Summed Up 2020-02-14 05:30:00

Experienced boxers Nick Okoth and Rayton Okwiri are in the last chance saloon as they bid to clinch an elusive Olympic medal at the Tokyo 2020 Games. Okoth (36) and Okwiri (34) are among a host of members of the national boxing team who will leave the country this weekend for the African Olympic qualifiers scheduled for Dakar, Senegal. Okwiri managed to move back into the amateur ranks after the World Boxing Council relaxed its stringent rules on professional fighters allowing them to represent their countries in Olympics or Commonwealth Games. “This is my last chance as a boxer of competing for a medal at the Olympics stage. We know the qualifiers will not be easy because everyone is determined to be at the Tokyo Games.