• August 9, 2020

Boxing: Finals For National Olympics Trials Set

 Boxing: Finals For National Olympics Trials Set

All is set for the Boxing Finals of the National Olympics trials, Uganda Boxing Federation has revealed.

The much anticipated bouts have been forwarded to January 5, not January 12 as earlier communicated. These, will held at the MTN Indoor Arena in Lugogo.

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The fans will pay Sh5000 or Sh10000 to watch the fights, with UBF President Moses Muhangi, while addressing the press on Thursday morning, explaining that this is done to aid the Federation that is hit with financial constraints.

“We are in dilemma, so we need to solicit funds in any way possible,” the stylish President briefly commented.

UBF President Moses Muhangi speaking to the press ahead of the Boxing National Olympics trials UBF Photo

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The tourney, is a qualifier to the African Olympic Qualifiers in Dakar, Senegal in February ahead of the Tokyo Olympics later in July.

16 men and 10 women fighters will face off with the winner booking a ticket to Dakar while losers will have a second chance at the World games in France.

The 26 boxers have entered a non residential camp ahead of what has been dubbed as “Get off the plane” fights.

The Boxing National Olympics Trials Fights:

Men:

*Fly weight: Lwanga Mohamed vs Mubiru Dissan
*Feather weight: Jonah Kyobe vs Masembe Isaac
*Light weight: Adinan Yasin Vs Tukamuhebwa Joshua
*Welter weight: Mugerwa Stanley Vs Shadir Musa
*Middle weight: Ssemujju David Vs Nkobeza Yusuf
*Light heavy: Mukibi Edris Vs Male Joshua.
*Heavy weight: Kyambadde Emma vs Bwambale Alex
*Super heavy: Geko Solomon vs Komakech Micheal.

Women

*Fly weight: Nakimuli Teddy Vs Nanziri Catherine
*Feather weight: Nali Jalia Vs Akello Suzan
*Light weight: Amongin Rebecca Vs Laker Sarah.
*Welter weight: Nakalema Emily Vs Nanatale Lydia.
*Middle weight: Baleke Hellen Vs Nasali Doreen

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