Boxing bouts finally return in the country after about a two-year wait.
The 2019 National Open was the last major local boxing event held in the country under Uganda Boxing Federation.
From Saturday September 25 to October, Lugogo will be home for the Boxing National team trials.
Over 700 boxers were vaccinated earlier this month in preparation for the tournament that kick starts the road to 2022 Commonwealth games in Birmingham.
The Bonbers will seek to have a strong representation in the Commonwealth having won just one medal, Juma Miiro’s Bronze, at the 2018 games in Gold Coast.
UBF President Moses Muhangi earlier stated that these trials present the biggest chance for the boxer to have a slot on the National team.
Over 100 boxers will step in the ring on Saturday but Uganda’s Tokyo Olympians – Catherine Nanziri, Shadir Musa Bwogi and David Ssemujju Kavuma – were seeded and will come into action at a later stage.
The trials come a week after UBF acquired a new ring courtesy of Top Boy Promotions, with Daily Monitor’s Nasser Ssemugabi describing the new acquisition as “a far better version” compared to the one that has been used by most boxing and kickboxing events for decades. He added that it has strongly built canvas, ropes, corner pads, and stools attached to the red and blue poles in either corner.