Featured Image: Kiwanuka (left). Monitor
Leading Boxing promoters in the country, Great Strikers International, have extended the brawl between Ugandan professional boxer Shafik Kiwanuka and Congolese Tyson Mbikayi for a month.
The development was revealed in a press briefing held on Tuesday at Lugogo Indoor Arena by Great Strikers International Chairman Sam Buchanan.
The much anticipated bout was initially scheduled to take place on June 7 but has been pushed to July 26.
It is expected that the Congolese fighter Mbikayi got injured in the training and asked for reschedule.
Kiwanuka the Killing machine, as popularly known has revealed that he hopes to capitalise from this extended period to prepare more.
“I was ready to storm the ring but if this is rescheduled, I am going to sharpen my swords more,” roared the tall fighter. “This period is going to increase my levels of confidence because am going to use it to train more and widen my homework.”
It should be noted that the former Bomber made light work of Kenyan fighter David Kamara in his first professional fight earlier this year.
Also, Uganda’s meddie Bukenya and Tanzanian George Dimose will face off in an East African Title fight. Ivan Magumba will fight Saul Male in the middle weight among other undercards lined up on what promises to be a great night.