Kenyan boxer, Richard Murunga, Died at 65

Hero (“Dick” or “Tiger”) Murunga was born on December 22, 1952, in Amagoro, Teso District and died in October 2018.

He was a former boxer from Kenya.

Murunga began confining 1968, at 19 years old, energized by his dad, Ernest Illuk, who was a Kenyan armed force officer.

After two years he joined the Kenyan Army.

Murunga was a bronze medalist at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, losing to silver medalist Janos Kajdi.

He left the armed force in 1973 as Kenya boxing experts did not enable him to join proficient positions.

In this way, he went to Uganda and contended at the East and Central Africa Amateur Boxing Association (Fescaaba) title speaking to Uganda under nom de plume Musante.

He was later captured, when he came back to Kenya.

Known as “Tiger”, Murunga turned master after his beginner profession in 1973.

He was advanced by Mogens Palle.

Murunga was the primary Kenyan expert boxer.

He battled three battles in Europe, winning every one of the three sessions and resigning late in 1974.

Murunga has two spouses, Mariam Wambui and Nawal Ahmed, and seven kids.

He changed over to Islam when he wedded his second spouse Nawal, and took a Muslim name, Khalifa.

Once in the past situated in Denmark and Kuwait, starting at 2003, he lived in Bombolulu in Mombasa.

Richard Murunga passed away at 65 years old.


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