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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 name Philip Waruinge
Nationality  Kenya
Born (1945-02-03) February 3, 1945 (age 72)
Murang'a, Central
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Featherweight

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.

Professional careerEdit

Waruinge turned professional in 1973 as a Super Bantamweight and had limited success. He fought largely in Japan, and in 1976 landed a shot at WBC Bantamweight Title holder Carlos Zarate. Waruinge was outclassed and was KO'ed in the 4th round. He retired after a loss two years later with a record of having Won 14, Lost 10, and Drawn 1.

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