•A strong run of three wins out of four matches has made 'Chafua Chafua' the favourite heading into this weekend's final round in Nakuru.
•In his remarks on Thursday, Munuhe fired a warning shot to their opponents to prepare for a fierce battle, saying the law enforcers will punch furiously in pursuit of the championship.
A miracle will now be required to prevent Kenya Police from retaining the National Boxing League title this year, according to head coach Dave Munuhe.
A strong run of three wins out of four matches has made 'Chafua Chafua' the favourite heading into this weekend's final round in Nakuru.
Originally, the final round of the National League was scheduled to be held in Kisumu this weekend.
In a statement released on Wednesday night, the Boxing Federation of Kenya announced the change of plan.
“Madison Square Garden, Nakuru County will now host the fifth leg of the National Boxing League,” the statement read in part.
“Due to unavoidable circumstances, we couldn't make it possible to host the event in Kisumu as earlier communicated.”
In his remarks on Thursday, Munuhe fired a warning shot to their opponents to prepare for a fierce battle, saying the law enforcers will punch furiously in pursuit of the championship.
"We are working hard to polish our act before our trip to Nakuru. We have won three out of the four legs we have played to date and claimed a firm lead. All we need to do now is to finish the job and retain our title," Munuhe said.
Asked if he is scared the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Defaba team might rise to the occasion and dethrone them in Nakuru, Munuhe said such an eventuality remains far off.
"For them to win the championship, then they must hope that we do not attend the final leg. Alternatively, we will have to lose all our remaining preliminary bouts and be locked out of the semis and finals," Munuhe said.
With the top-notch performances exhibited by some of his squad members, Munuhe knows KDF have a steep mountain to climb.
Hit Squad's veteran boxer, Elly Ajowi, has been on a roll and won all four rounds of the heavyweight division for Police.
Light middleweight Boniface Mugunde has also been in a class of his own, passing a clean pass in all four rounds.
The law enforcers opened up an unassailable 16-point lead over KDF, thanks to their sublime performance in the coastal city two weeks ago.
Following a 27-point victory in the first leg in Kitale, Munuhe's charges had set their intentions clear.
They, however, suffered a setback in the next leg in Meru, where KDF outgunned them to amass 25 points.
A strong performance in Nanyuki and Mombasa saw them bounce back emphatically to win the third and fourth legs with 30 and 31 points, respectively.
Based on the results from the four rounds of the competition, KDF are in second place with 93 points, followed by Nairobi County with 33 points.