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National Team Boxing Trials Heats Up At Lugogo

The ongoing National Boxing Trials continue to gain steam as the competition approaches the business end.

On Wednesday, there were no upsets as most favourites stormed the next stages.

Isaac Zebra Ssenyange Junior, son to former Bombers captain Zebra Mando (RIP) stormed the Quarter finals in the middle weight category (71kgs) after outclassing Ice Mark’s Emmanuel Komodo.

Isaac Ssenyange Junior (Right). UBF photo

“Many call me motormouthed but they should admit that I talk with action,” Ssenyange Junior stated.

“I am going to beat everyone in my weight including Africa’s seed two David Ssemujju if he comes my way.”

In the same weight, 2020 Tokyo Olympian David Kavuma Ssemujju overcame experienced Army’s John Owino to reach quarters.

David Ssemujju (right)

Ssemujju stated: “I have been at the All Africa games, Commonwealth and Olympic games but still so hungry for Continental outings since am at my peak.

“I will discpline whoever comes my way because I still need to be Uganda’s light middleweight Champion.”

Bombers captain Shadir Musa eased past Sewaru Aron from Kira Boxing club in the middleweight category (75kgs).

He lightly stated: “Sewaru is the one of the brave boxers I have ever seen after he accepted to come and fight with the champion. Many fear to step in the ring with me and sometimes dont even turn up.”

Shadir Musa Bwogi (blue). UBF photo

Zana boxing club’s Joshua Male produced one of the best KO’s of the day in the Lightweight category (80kgs) against COBAB’s Kimuli Ivan.

In the lightweight category Eastcoast’s Joshua Tikamuhebwa is destined to becoming king of the weight after eliminating Sparks’ Siriro Pius

Tikamuhebwa’s common rivals seem to be letting him enjoy the freedom; Adnan Yasin failed to turn up for the competition while Isaac Ssebufu got an accident.

“I am praying for my brother Ssebuffu Isaac who got involved in accident, I cannot say I wished that to happen to him because we are competiting in the same weight but God has his own plans.”

Action continues on Wednesday with over 50 bouts on the cards as Uganda boxing Federation seeks to select the Cream ahead of the Champions League and Commonwealth games.


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