There have still been no official announcement from the organizers of the KO World Series boxing tournament that was supposed to take place May 9 on Macau, but manager Henrik Risum, who had Fawaz Nasir, James Kimori and Samson Onyango entered, now says he assumes the event is off for good, after several changes of dates and all sorts of strange things happening behind the scenes.
“The people I have dealt directly with in regards to the KO World Series are not to blame, and have tried their best to sort things out," said Risum. "I have no doubt their intentions were good. However, no matter what the real problems are and who is to blame, I have now been told that it’s all off.
"Many stories are circulating, and some of them are outright shocking, but I am hoping to get some kind of official statement soon which clarifies things better than I am able to do at this moment.
“I feel so bad for Fawaz, James, Samson and all the other boxers who put their lives on the sideline to train hard for this, only to now see everything, including the opportunity of a lifetime, go down the drain. I was hoping to the last minute that things would turn out right, but professional boxing have once again showed its ugly side with this farce!”
Kimori and Onyango will join stablemate David Kiilu on a show in Nairobi this coming weekend on May 3 so their training and time won’t be completely wasted, and Risum is also looking into what the next step could be for Nasir, who might be facing an earlier-than-planned summer-break.