Four Boxers Out of Olympic Qualifiers
Zambia’s boxing prospects at the London Olympic Games have dwindled to one at the ongoing African Olympic qualifying Tournament currently taking place in Morocco.
Lightweight Gilbert Choombe of Maamba is the last man standing for Zambia in Casablanca after advancing to the quarterfinals on Monday.
Choombe advanced to the last 8 after knocking out Adamou Mounkaila of Niger in the third round in a fight the Zambia was leading 2-1.
He will face Abderazak Houya of Tunisia on Wednesday evening in the quarterfinals.
Meanwhile, four of his compatriots have already bowed out in the preliminary round.
Bantamweights Mumbela Mukuni and Obed Mutapa, lightweight Basila Ngosa including flyweight Christopher Katanga all failed to make it to the first round in Casablanca after losing to their respective opponents.
So far, Mathews Mpunza in Judo and 100 meters sprinter Gerald Phiri have qualified for the London Olympics.