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The Champ! WBF World Super Featherweight Ruler Patrick Kinigamazi
POSTED ON JULY 14, 2019.
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FEATURE   Photo: Swiss-based Rwandan World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Super Featherweight Champion Patrick Kinigamazi.

World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Super Featherweight Champion Patrick Kinigamazi, 31-2 (4), is not, by any stretch of the imagination, the hardest puncher in the world. But his boxing-skills, grit, determination and ring generalship makes him a very hard man to beat.

In the fifth installment of our feature series titled ďThe ChampĒ, we offer some miscellaneous insight and information on...The Champ!


- Kinigamazi first saw the light of day on March 2, 1983 when he was born in Rwanda in Central Africa.

- At the age of fifteen, in 1998, he moved to Switzerland where most of his family lived and studied. He now lives in Thonex, not far from Geneva.

- His favorite sport is not boxing, but Basketball which he played in Bernex. He prefers watching Basketball and soccer on TV ahead of boxing.

- Kinigamazi got his start in combat sports at seventeen, doing Karate, Kung-Fu and eventually Kick-Boxing, before also taking on traditional boxing.

- As an amateur he represented the Club Pugilistique Carouge, trained by Giorgio Costantino who is also in his corner today.

- He turned professional in boxing in June of 2006, but in between 2007 and 2010 he won European and World titles in Full-Contact Kick-Boxing.

- Swiss professional boxing Lightweight Champion already in 2007, it would be nine more years before he won his first significant non-domestic title, the African Boxing Union (ABU) Lightweight crown, in 2016, beating Spain-based Congolese Clark Telamanou. That fight took place in Carouge, and Kinigamazi has never boxed in Africa.

- On April 22, 2016 Kinigamazi promoted his own fight against Miguel Alberto Gonzales Mena from Honduras. The bout was staged at a CitroŽn dealer in Geneva, with over 600 people in attendance, and Kinigamazi didn't pay himself a purse for the fight, which he won on points over eight rounds.

- The four opponents Kinigamazi has fought in WBF World title fights, between winning it in 2017 and last defending it in December of 2018, had a combined record of 66-15-6. Juan Jose Farias was 18-9-1, Robert Laki 14-1-1, Ramiro Blanco 17-2-3 and Jordan McCorry 17-3-1.

- This past June he stayed busy with a ten-round unanimous decision over Martin Parlagi (25-3-1) from the Czech Republic.

  Part 4: The Champ! WBF Cruiserweight King Olanrewaju Durodola
  Part 3: The Champ! Kentucky Fighting-Favorite Travis Hanshaw
  Part 2: The Champ! Mexican Master-Boxer Miguel "El Titera" Vazquez
  Part 1: The Champ! Ukrainian Heavyweight Wrecking-Ball Vladyslav Sirenko

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