Solid Rock Promotions, the organisers of last weekend’s well attended boxing extravaganza at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) have promised more exciting fights in the near future.
Mike Odongo an official of the boxing promotion company said they are working with corporates to have an even bigger event in April in Nairobi.
Odongo was speaking as he received a Sh100,000 cheque from betting company Betnare to be shared amongst four boxers as part of their preparations for future bouts.
The boxers who will benefit from the donation are Lucien Botumbe, Bernard Oduor, Praxides Anyango and Vincent Ouma.
Odongo said it is from the large turnout and good organisation witnessed last Sunday (at KICC) that corporates will embrace boxing and come to support boxers.
“We appreciate the goodwill from Betnare in donating Sh 100,000 to the four boxers to help in their training and preparation. We as those involved in boxing promotion urge more corporates to come and support boxing from grassroot level,” Odongo said.
It is estimated that over 2,500 fans attended the weekend’s event, the largest turnout in a boxing event in over a decade.
Solid Rock is also looking to signing TV rights in future to have the boxing events covered live.
The promotion company is planning to hold a series of boxing events in different parts of the country to uplift the standards of the game.
Lydia Njeri, the Betnare Public Relations representative said the company will work closely with Solid Rock and the Kenya Professional Boxing Commission in their mission.
“Betnare is committed to bringing back the glory of boxing by continually supporting the sport down to the grassroot level,” said Njeri.