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Boxing Champions League Returns

The league will return to action with 12 bouts in twelve different weight categories.
Yusuf Nkobeza, right, will be locking horns with Denis Okello.

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All is set for the fourth edition of the boxing champions league today at MTN indoor stadium in Lugogo.

The league will return to action with 12 bouts in twelve different weight categories. Among the key fights that will take place include, Yusuf Nkobeza of Nakawa boxing club will be battling Denis Okello of Katabi boxing club in the middleweight category.

Nkobeza says that he has spent the last two weeks preparing for the fight and he expects a good performance.

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Isaac Ssenyange Junior, son of former Bombers coach, Zebra Mando Ssenyange will also fight with Richard Kasujja of Lukanga boxing. Ssenyange who lost his last bout to John Owino said he has cleared all the faults in his last fight and he expects to win.

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In other fights, Patrick Kasozi will take on Hussein Mulo in bantamweight, Jamdali Adam will battle Baraka James in Cruiserweight, Nali Jalia against Sandra Attermo in Bantamweight while Colline Mutyaba will lock horns with Pius Siriro among other fights.

Mutyaba who also lost his last fight said he has improved his preparations and he expects a good performance.

   

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Uganda Boxing Federation -UBF is organizing an inaugural boxing champion’s league for the selection of boxers that are expected to be used to select boxers that will represent the country in the forthcoming commonwealth games scheduled for this year in Birmingham.

Four boxers that reached the semifinals per category from the national trials held in October last year automatically qualified for the champion’s league. If everything goes as planned, every winner from each category will book a slot in the commonwealth games.  

Meanwhile, key boxing names including the three boxers who represented Uganda in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games, Shadir Musa, David Semujju, and Catherine Nanziri missing out in action.

Although they had qualified for the championship, these, together with other boxers disagreed with contracts provided by UBF before taking part in the action. They say the contract has various loopholes including denying them image rights and their own sponsorship.

Patrick Lihanda, the National boxing team- the bombers head coach says that the championship provides serious competition for the local boxers before playing outside the country.  

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