Over 190 Boxers, including professionals, to battle in National Olympic trials scheduled to start on Monday 16th-23rd this month at Lugogo after the Weigh-in and medical clearance.
Though there is a huge turn up, there are only 13 slots to compete for, that is eight slots (represent 8 weight categories) for men and five slots for Women (represent 5 weight categories) to make up a team of 13 Boxers which will represent the country in African Olympic qualifiers in Dakar, Senegal from 20th February and in world Olympic qualifiers in France during April.
“Anyone who is here and registered has a chance to represent Uganda in Olympic qualifer,” started UBF president Moses Muhangi during the briefing of Boxers ahead of National trials at Lugogo.
“We are talking to referees and judges to make rightful and fairness decision so that any boxer who goes through, qualifies on merit. Due to inadequate resources, many have been telling us to use the team that went to African games, but as me and the executive we thought that every Boxer deserves a chance and that why we insisted to have eliminations of all of those who registered in order to revive the hope of Boxing.”
According to Uganda Boxing Federation, by 23rd December, each category must at least be represented by two Boxers, to make it 26 Boxers who will enter non residential camp from 2nd – 9th January 2020 before final eliminations on 11th and 12th to decide the final team which will resume with residential training from 14th January.
As usual, trials are going to be played basing on IBA rules of three rounds each carries three minutes infront of five judges as decision makers.
Fly Weight 48kg – 52kg
Feather Weight, over 52kg-57kg.
Light Weight over 57kg -63kg
Walter Weight 63kg-69kg
Middle Weight 69kg -75kg.
Light heavy weight 75kg-81kg
Heavy weigh 81kg-91kg
Super heavy 91+ Kg.
Fly weight- 48kg-51kg
Light weight- 54kg-57kg
Light Walter weight- 57kg-60kg
Walter Weight- 64kg-69kg.
Middle weight- 69kg-75kg.