Boxing: Gerson Rocha wins bronze medal and qualifies for the World Cup in Germany


Praia, June 23 (Inforpress) – Cabo Verdean boxer Gerson Rocha won a bronze medal at the African Boxing Championship in Brazzaville on Thursday and qualifies for the world boxing event in Germany to be held between August 25 and  September 3.

According to a press release from the Cabo Verdean Boxing Federation (FCB), Gerson Rocha, 56 kilograms category, defeated the Moroccan Kachfi Taoufik in the fight on Thursday night, thus achieving the bronze medal for the national team.

Gerson Rocha, “The Bafador” as he is known by Cabo Verdeans, will now fight for the silver medal this Saturday against a Mauritian boxer.

The same source also reports that the other boxer, Cifo Nelo Borges, who was to represent Cabo Verde in the 91 kilogram category, was defeated in the quarterfinals by an Moroccan athlete, the number 2 of Africa.




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