Mauritius' National Elite Champion and Commonwealth Youth Games bronze medallist 18-year-old Didier Cornet increased his number of international contests this year and won another bout at the 4th African Cup of Nations in Gaborone. He was too quick for Tunisia's newcomer Achraf Jebali and finally the Mauritian teenager won their contest by 18:10.
Algeria's light flyweight No.2 Arab Games bronze medallist 28-year-old Ahmed Meziane also won a further bout in Gaborone. The veteran Algerian fighter defeated Gabon's National Champion young Marcus Edou Ngoua by 13:6 and proved that he is a gold medal contender at the light flyweight class in the African Cup of Nations.
South Africa's AIBA World Championships competitor Lebogang Pilane involved to the national squad still in 2008 but failed to qualify to the London Olympics. The 25-year-old South African light flyweight boxer caused a real surprise in Gaborone beating Mozambique's London Olympian 18-year-old Juliano Maquina by 15:11 due his excellent final round. Talented Maquina is the first Mozambiquean boxer who could qualify to the Olympic Games since 1996.
Mauritius' Commonwealth Championships silver medallist 20-year-old Olivier Lavigilante achieved the licence to the upcoming Olympic Games and used up the African Cup of Nations as an active preparation. The Mauritian flyweight boxer defeated Mozambique's All Africa Games bronze medallist tough boxer Artur Cremildo Guifutela by 10:5 therefore Lavigilante is on the best way to get top result in Gaborone.
Botswana's Commonwealth Games bronze medallist 22-year-old Tirafalo Seoko regained his place in the national squad and following his first success the former team captain continued the winning path in the front of the local fans. Seoko had a hectic but winning battle over Gabon's London Olympian veteran Romeo Braexir Lemboumba. The final verdict of their battle was 12:11 to the local favourite.
Algeria's All Africa Games quarter-finalist Brahim Oukil hammered Botswana's newcomer Kagiso Tebego in the third competition day and finally the local ringside abandoned their unequal fight. In another lightweight contest South African National Champion 20-year-old Sinethemba Bam also ended his fight before the final gong against Mauritius' Merven Clair.
Mauritius' All Africa Games winner and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Richarno Colin finally secured his place to the London Olympic Games and will have the chance to show his brilliant technique after his injury. Colin walked over to the next round because his opponent, Gabon's Wilfried Mapaga could not fight against him.
Mozambique's new team member, orthodox Augusto Mathule unexpectedly did not give too many chance to South Africa's All Africa Games bronze medallist Thulani Mbenge in their quick light welterweight contest. Algeria's next fighter, light heavyweight No.2 Hichem Kalaouar continued the North African nation's winning path in Gaborone following his triumph over Guinea's Mamadou Samba Barry.
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