Oteng retains top boxing diadem

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Olympian, Oteng 'OT' Oteng was crowned boxer of the year for the third year running at the annual Debswana Botswana Boxing Association (BoBA) awards on Saturday night.

The University of Botswana (UB) boxer was not the only pugilist who carved his name in the history books at the weekend, as Pearl Tsitsi Morake became the first woman to win a boxing award. BoBA introduced a category for female boxers at this year's awards.

But, once again, it was OT whose fine run in both local and international competitions saw him retain the coveted boxer of the year award, ahead of Tirafalo Seoko of BMC and Mooketsi Lekgetho of UB. Oteng was given P10,000 for winning the award. His recent achievements include winning gold at the Africa Olympic qualifying tournament,gold at the Golden Glove Tournament held in Belgrade, Serbia and bronze in Havana, Cuba.

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