New KPBC boss promises to rediscover Kenya’s lost glory in the bare-chested sport

• Ndolo takes over from Hilary Alila who didn’t seek re-election.

• Zack Oduor becomes the new patron while Samuel Gitau and referee & Judge Linda Abok join the new team as committee members.

New KPBC chairman Rueben Ndolo receives his certificate from the elections returning officer Brian Weke (L) as outgoing boss Hillary Alila

New KPBC chairman Rueben Ndolo receives his certificate from the elections returning officer Brian Weke (L) as outgoing boss Hillary Alila (C) looks on Image: ERICK BARASA

Newly elected Kenya Professional Boxing Commission chairman Reuben Ndolo has promised to help the country rediscover its lost glory in the bare-chested game.

Ndolo made the remarks after recapturing the top post unopposed during elections held at Nyayo Stadium and presided over by Brian Weke on behalf of Capacity Building Agency and Consulting Limited. Ndolo said his key priority in the next four years will be to bring the boxing world to Kenya.

“We don’t have to take our boxers outside for title fights because they end up being punching bags for foreigners. Let the world come to Kenya and this will truly boost the sport immensely. We want to clean the house and groom young boxers to take up the sport of pro boxing. We have the goodwill, connection and as you all know pro boxing is business,” he said

Ndolo takes over from Hilary Alila who didn’t seek re-election. Alila said they achieved a lot albeit below their target.

“I wish to thank boxers and the entire fraternity for giving me the opportunity to serve them over the past five years. Despite hard times, we managed to bring gigantic titles fights to Kenya.

Several boxers also travelled overseas for fights. We established good working relationships between promoters and boxers and intervened where possible,” Alila said.

Ndolo added that they are setting up a secretariat that will be run by a CEO to deal with the day-to-day operations. Veteran promoter Franklin Imbenzi aka Kuka was re-elected the secretary-general after beating Abdullah Kent 50-0. Ahmed Yasin is the new vice-chairman replacing George Adipom who defeated the opponent 47-2 on the count.

The new treasurer is Purity Gacheri, who was elected unopposed and will replace Bernadette Kaloki who didn’t seek re-election. Gacheri will be deputised by Frederick Simwata, who beat Lucas Omondi 31-9.

Veteran coach Julius Odhiambo was elected the assistant secretary. Zack Oduor becomes the new patron while Samuel Gitau and referee & Judge Linda Abok join the new team as committee members.

The post of KPBC chairman has previously been held by Joe Aketch, Memba Muriuki, the late Orwa, Ndolo and Alila.

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Fatuma ‘ Iron Fist ‘ Zarika to defend her WBC Bantam Weight Title

World Boxing Council (WBC) World Female bantamweight champion Fatuma “Iron fist” Zarika will defend her title against Mexican Yamileth Mercado on September 9 at the KICC in Nairobi from 6pm. The stage is set for what promises to be an entertaining clash sponsored by Sportpesa who are partnering with KPBC to make this happen.

Sportpesa have been a consistent and dependable ally for sports in Kenya and have made preparations to provide boxing fans in Kenya and the world with what promises to be an entertaining fight.

The incoming KPBC Patron Mr Antony Kimani welcomed the partnership, “The show of support and commitment by Sportpesa is welcome and we will nurture this relationship for the love of the game. Sportpesa has blazed the trail for others to follow, we have more goodies coming so I urge boxers to go back to the gyms”.

It will be Zarika’s second title defense in Nairobi. Kenya Professional Boxing Commission (KPBC) chairman Hilary Alila revealed that KPBC executive committee met and sanctioned the fight.”My team has been working round the clock with the Sportpesa teams to provide the necessary support. We are ready for the day”

The Vice Charmian George Adipo is leading the ‘Fight Committee’ for this bout which  will feater several under cards including World Boxing Council Silver Female super lightweight champion Judy Waguthii (16-8-4) of Kenya and middleweight fighter Rayton Okwiri (2-0-1).

Zarika, who has not fought since December, made history when she dethroned Jamaican Alicia Ashley with a split-point decision on October 1, 2016 in USA, to become the first Kenyan to ever hold a WBC world title.

Several officials of KPBC have been working behind the scene to ensure all plans are in place among them Franklin Imbenzi the Secretary General, Bena Kaloki Treasurer, Joe Nyamuthe and other ring officials.

Orthodox’s Zarika, 33, now has 29 wins, 12 losses and two draws (29-12-2) while her 20-year-old Mexican opponent has 12 wins and one loss (12-1-0). Mercado fought last on June 1 this year in Hermosillo, Mexico where she edged out her compatriot Beatriz Arangure on unanimous points in their super featherweight bout.

Ticket are selling from 400 Kenya Shillings at www.tikiti.co.ke

Notice of Annual Membership Registration and Renewal

KPBC members are advised to renew their annual membership. The deadline for this activity is on the 15th July 2018.

Members should write to info@kpbc.co.ke to request for a membership renewal form or download one from our website (the gallery section). Only registered and updated members will be allowed to engage and participate in KPBC and Professional Boxing activities in Kenya and outside the country.

For more inquiries contact KPBC on info@kpbc.co.ke

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24th June 2018

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James Onyango ‘The Discipline Master’ aka Ónyi Yule Mbaya’ from Kenya the World Boxing Foundation International Welterweight Title Champion displays his belt after demolishing his opponent Saidi Mundi from Tanzania. He is flanked by the WBF Africa Coordinator, George Adipo (1st right in white cap).

This was among the cards on the Bigger Than Life Ent Fights held in Nairobi on 2nd December 2017.

Notice of Annual Membership Registration and Renewal

KPBC members are advised to renew their annual membership. The deadline for this activity is on the 15th July 2018.

Members should write to info@kpbc.co.ke to request for a membership renewal form or download one from our website (the gallery section). Only registered and updated members will be allowed to engage and participate in KPBC and Professional Boxing activities in Kenya and outside the country.

For more inquiries contact KPBC on info@kpbc.co.ke

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KPBC now Affiliated to the Association of Professional Boxing Commissions (APBC)

As of 14th June 2018, KPBC became an affiliate of the Association of Professional Boxing Commissions (APBC). Confirming this from his office in Michigan USA, APBC President Al Low welcomed KPBC aboard the APBC family.

While granting KPBC the affiliation certificate, APBC PResident Low said:

“We believe that the Association Of Professional Boxing Commissions (APBC) has an unprecedented opportunity to unite Professional Boxing Commissions and State Athletic Commissions from around the world in the spirit of unity as well as the desire to create the first truly international standard in Professional Boxing regulation.

The Association of Professional Boxing Commissions is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) through which those that regulate the Sport of Professional Boxing world-wide are able to cooperate and discuss, as well as introduce regulations for the betterment of the Sport and those that compete, especially within the realms of Licensing and Medical Standards, Ringside Health & Safety, Sanctioning and Competition Rules & Regulations…” – APBC President Low

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James Onyango ‘The Discipline Master’ aka Ónyi Yule Mbaya’ from Kenya the World Boxing Foundation International Welterweight Title Champion displays his belt after demolishing his opponent Saidi Mundi from Tanzania. He is flanked by the WBF Africa Coordinator, George Adipo (1st right in white cap).

This was among the cards on the Bigger Than Life Ent Fights held in Nairobi on 2nd December 2017.

Hon. Rachel Shebesh, ‘a friend of Kenyan Boxing’ receives the World Boxing Federation belt which was on tour courtesy of the WBF Africa/Coordinator Mr George Adipo who was popularizing the vacant belt.

Gyms in Nairobi receiving donations of equipment from ‘Friends of KPBC’ .

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A NIGHT of KOs and Entertainment – 18th February 2017, BIGGER THAN LIFE ENT.

Once again, boxing fans from Kenya and around the world were treated to a night of boxing entertainment courtesy of the Making of a Champion Series Fights sponsored by Bigger Than Life Entertainment. A total of seven fights were scheduled for that night and sanctioned by the Kenya Professional Boxing Commission, KPBC.

  

Anderson Sifuna of Kenya beat Tasha Mjuaji of Tanzania on points in the featherweight category. Judy Waguthi of Kenya also beat Joyce Awino of Kenya on points in the lightweight category. Daniel Wanyonyi from Kenya who is also the ABU Super Middleweight champion beat his opponent Karma Nyilawla from Tanzania by points.

Fatuma Zarika the reigning WBC Champion from Kenya beat Flora Michele from Tanzania by a Knock Out in round one.

    

Maurice Okolla the Kenya Heavyweight Champion beat Alick Gogodo from Malawi by another Knock out in round one.

 

The main event was the welterweight fight pitting James Onyango the ABU Champion against Patrick Atuhairwe from Uganda. This was a return match and James Onyango sent the bully Ugandan scampering on the canvas by a clinical Knock Out in Round two.

 

Cosmas Cheka from Tanzania defeated David Rajuli of South Africa by points in the tough Super Featherweight fight.

 

Ejay Matthews the CEO of Bigger Than Life Entertainment promised more fights, “The MAC Series is about Making Champions, we want to make Nairobi the home of boxing in Africa and thats the vision we have,” Ejay Matthews said, “The fights today and the enthusiasm by the fans is what the sport needs in Africa and we are here to ensure it is done.”

R n B artist Uncle Sam was the guest entertainer for the night.

 

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18th February 2017, BIGGER THAN LIFE ENT. Making of a Champion Series

Bigger Than Life Entertainment from Las Vegas is teaming up with the Kenya Professional Boxing Commission and Moving Media once again for the Making of A Champ series, the first boxing series happened on Saturday 5th November 2016, and now the second series is set for Saturday 18th February, 2017 at The Carnivore Gardens, Langata Road.

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The MAC is action packed with bouts from bell to bell. In the main event a fueled rematch between Kenyan James Onyango and Ugandan Patrick Athuhairwe for the welterweight win! Also an 8 – round bout between Zarika Fatuma vs Asha Ndegere.
 

“We are here to make Nairobi Kenya, the Las Vegas of Africa, and to reinvent true boxing !!” E Jay Mathews, CEO of Bigger Than Life Entertainment

In special attendance, Two-time Light Middleweight World Champion – Winky Wright Comedian Tk Kirkland, International Boxing Referee Tony Weeks and Thomas Tommy “The Hitman” Hearns the first boxer in history to win world titles in four divisions, then become the first fighter in history to win 5 world titles in 5 divisions.

Bigger Than Life Entertainment has partnered with Tv T.I.B.I. to steam the fight live to 162 countries through NTV Kenya, creating a worldwide reach, affordability and visibility.

 

1 ticket, 2 events, there will be a special performance of an R & B singer from the United States of America as a Valentines treat as well. Tickets are online at www.ticketsasa.com and www.mi-ticket.co.ke and at the gate as well.

About Bigger Than Life Entertainment www.biggerthanlifeent.com

Bigger Than Life Entertainment Corporation is a full-service entertainment company specializing in Concert Promotion, Public Relations and Artist Management. BTL places Sports and Entertainment celebrities at major events worldwide and offers sports tickets and packages in Las Vegas, across the U.S. and internationally.

Kenya Vs Uganda ‘Rumble for Migingo’ – MAC Series Event on 18th February 2017, Carnivore Grounds

#1 … Bigger Than Life Entertainment present to you the ‘Rumble for Migingo’ No Mercy fight featuring  James Onyango from Kenya aka ‘The Discipline Master’ and Commonwealth Champion vs The Menacing Patrick Atuwairwe from Uganda.

This will be a ‘No Mercy, No Retreat, No Surrender, Nowhere to Hide’ bout.

#2… For the second time, Bigger Than Life Entertainment brings you David Rajuli from South Africa who will be seeking to extend his clean record in Kenya in this explosive bought with Cosmas Checka. Rajuli promises to give Checka a run for his money, Cheka responded by reminding the South African that he doesn’t believe in promises. He Delivers, on time and on target!

Ejay Matthews CEO of Bigger Than Life Entertainment

The CEO of Bigger Than Life Entertainment has partnered with KPBC to host the Making of a Champion series, ” I want to make Kenya the home of Boxing in Africa. MAC Series is about making Champions and that’s what the business is about ”

This Card  is Sanctioned by The Kenya Professional Boxing Commission.

Tickets available at www.ticketsasa.com Main Entrance 200/=, VIP 2,500/= and others 500/=

KPBC Chair sharing on the revamped Commission and its strategic focus.

The revamped KPBC has strengthened its management and governance structures together with a new strategic focus that puts the welfare of the boxers and relationship with promoters and sponsors at the core. See more on the video…

5th November 2016 – The Making of a Champion

Bigger Than Life Entertainment in Conjunction with Mo Entertainment and TKO Gym Nairobi presents high voltage fights on 5th November 2016 at the Safaricom Indoor Arena.

This is a KPBC sanctioned fight. See you there!

KPBC Chair on the future of the Commission

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