Risum Boxing’s three Kenyans, David Kiilu, James Kimori and Samson Onyango, will all return to action on August 4 in Nairobi, on a show promoted by Ashira Oure Promotions. The show will be staged at the Pal Pal Gymnasium, and sanctioned by the Kenyan Professional Boxing Commission. Opponents are still being sought.
Super featherweight Kiilu (26-8-2, 14 KOs) will be staying active while waiting for a new significant fight in Europe, after coming very close to beating former European champion Cyril Thomas in April for the WBF title. That fight proved Kiilu’s worth, and could pave the way for another big opportunity before the end of the year.
James Kimori (5-0, 3 KOs), AKA ”Jesse James”, will engage in what could be his last four-rounder before moving up to six-round level. The talented welterweight is continuing to learn his trade, before hoping to step up to national championship level next year.
After numerous pull-outs of scheduled rematches by Mohammed “Chicken” Orungi, Samson “The Hammer” Onyango (11-1, 8 KOs), has moved on in search of bigger fights, and, according to manager Henrik Risum, is only one or two fights away from fighting for an international title in Europe. Obviously, he cannot afford to loose any steps on August 4 in order to stay in line.