The Ethiopian Olympic Boxer
Seifu and the media
Seifu by nature is a humble and shy person he is not too loud or never seeks fame or recognition. Despite his reserved nature from his childhood he has been very famous in all the countries he resided including his native Ethiopia, Kenya and North America and he has been a media magnet. Whereever he leaved major news papers has written extensively about his life and carrier and the following are the few that he could find since the early 70th.
Seifu Makonnen, a former Olympic boxer from Ethiopia, is undergoing treatment for kidney disease and waiting for a transplant. In the meantime, his Ethiopian compatriots are planning a fundraiser to help him. (Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / December 31, 2010)
Standared News Paper in 1975 Nairobia, Kenya
1975 Addis Zemmen News Paper Addis Ababa Ethiopia
November 1974 Daily Nation Nairobi, Kenya