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Philip Waruinge (born February 3, 1945 in Murang'a, Central) is a retired boxer from Kenya, who competed in the featherweight division (– 57 kg) during his career as an amateur.

Philip Waruinge
Personal information
Full namePhilip Waruinge
NationalityKenyan
Born (1945-02-03) February 3, 1945 (age 73)
Murang'a, Central
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
SportBoxing
Rated atFeatherweight

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Amateur careerEdit

Waruinge represented his native country at three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1964. He won the bronze medal in Mexico City, Mexico (1968) losing 2:3 to local Antonio Roldan and was awarded the Val Barker Trophy for Outstanding Boxer at the 1968 Olympic Games. Waruinge captured silver in 1972 in Munich, West Germany.

1972 Olympic resultsEdit

Below are the results of Philip Waruinge, a Kenyan featherweight boxer who competed at the 1972 Munich Olympics:

  • Round of 64: bye
  • Round of 32: defeated Jabbar Feli (Iran) by decision, 4-1
  • Round of 16: defeated Salah Mohamed Amin (Egypt) by decision, 5-0
  • Quarterfinal: defeated Jacko Lindberg (Finland) by decision, 4-1
  • Semifinal: defeated Clemente Rojas (Colombia) by decision, 3-2
  • Final: lost to Boris Kuznetsov (Soviet Union) by decision, 2-3 (was awarded silver medal)

Professional careerEdit

Waruinge turned professional in 1973 as a super bantamweight and had limited success. He fought largely in Japan. In 1976 Waruinge landed a shot at WBC Bantamweight titleholder Carlos Zarate. Waruinge was outclassed and was knocked out in the fourth round. He retired after a loss two years later having competed in 25 professional bouts. He won 14, lost 10, and drew 1.

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