Philip Waruinge

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Philip Waruinge
Personal information
Full name Philip Waruinge
Nationality  Kenya
Born (1945-02-03) February 3, 1945 (age 69)
Murang'a, Central
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Featherweight

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.

Amateur career[edit]

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 career[edit]

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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