All the action packed day will only go for sh5000 ordinary and sh10,000 VIP, but the hight of it is that there is no room for mercy and it is today or never till 2014.
By USPA media
It is just not a slogan but someone shall be knocked down to give way for the opponent as the final selection of the National team to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics “dubbed Get off the Plane campaign” gets underway on Sunday January 5,2020 at the MTN Arena Lugogo.
This is battle of De La Cream as Uganda’s finest battle for the 13 slots to the Olympics.
The doctors are set, the ambulance is on standby and no one shall mercy for the opponent.
The bouts start at 2pm with the entrance set at sh5000 ordinary and sh10000 VIP.
One of the fights one should miss is Joshua Tukamuhebwa taking on Yasin Adnan in the
“We are set and waiting for the boxers to show us what we have,” Dr. Christopher Mbowa confirmed.
The other fights will include Lwanga Muhammad taking Dissan Mubiru Isaac Masembe battling Jona Kyobe, Shadir Musa has a tough challenge against Stanley Mugerwa, While Sweden based heavy weight Alex Bwambale will take on veteran Emma Kyambadde.
Rider Fortune Sentamu has no doubt that 2019 has not the best for him as
he head into the last round of the
mountain Dew National Motocross Championship on Sunday November 24,2-019 at Garuga.
The 15 year-old has however promised to a trophy full 2020.
“I will do my best to give the leader Wazir Omar a run for his money on
Sunday but I know chances of taking the 2019 trophy are minimal,” Ssentamu
My disappointment was in the second round of the championship but this
spurred me on to come out stronger and stronger.
The Garuga track is redesigned and all changes made are a joy to go
through. I will come out guns blazing for the show although I only see myself
finishing as the first runner up this year” added Ssentamu.
Ssentamu is defending champion in the 85CC class despite moving to the
MX125cc class this year.
The Orland brothers Alon, Stav and Aviv will not be racing in Garuga but
will join the national team in Kenya on December 6-7 for the FIM CAC championship.
The event sponsored by Mountain Dew, Shell Advance, Fire and Safety Appliances,
Fotogenix, AON and Uganda Lodges will also see a shakedown of the top 10 rally
cars after the bikes.
The greatest AOB African coach ever (1968 – 1988) was Peter Grace Sseruwagi
“the hard hitter” as he was popularly known.
He was indeed a “hard hitter” in the Light Welter weight
category and he trained his boxers to do the same in order to win their bouts.
He once knocked out Idd Amin Dada
(RIP) during a National Opens Boxing Championship and he missed an opportunity
to fight Muhammad Ali (Rip) during the 1960 Perth Commonwealth Games having
lost in the quarter finals.
He was forced into retirement by Alex Odhiambo in 1964 and started
coaching as Bomber Head Coach (Tom Kawere’s) assistant in 1965 to 1968 he assumed
full Head Coach status when Kawere became Deputy General Secretary of National
Council of Sports in 1968.
Coach Peter Grace Sseruwagi vacually won every medal in the amateur
boxing arena in the world. Forexample World Boxing Championship thru Ayub
Kalule (gold) and Joseph Nsubuga (bronze) (Rip) in Havana, Cuba in 1974.
He won three Olympic medals thru
John Mugabi (Silver in Moscow 1980), Leo Rwabogo -RIP ( silver in Munich 1972
& bronze in Mexico 1968) and Eridad Mukanga (L/Fly weight) RIP (Mexico 1968
– the Africa’s first Olympic medalist).
He also won Africa’s first
Commonwealth crown in 1970. By retirement in 1988 he had won Uganda 17
Commonwealth games medals including six gold medals (James Odwori, Muhammad
Muruli & Benson Masanda in Edinburgh 1970, Ayub Kalule in Christchurch
1974, Muhammad Muruli in 1974, Jonathan Kirisa in Brisbane 1982, six silver
medals & five bronze medals.
He also won six gold medals and several other medals during
European/American tours like Montreal International Pre – Olympic tournament in
1975 thru Mustafar Wasajja and Jacob Odongo, Bangkok International in 1977 thru
Vickie Byarugaba and James Ochaya, Trybuna Ludu Invitational Championship in
1978 & 1979 thru John Munduga and Stuttgart Inter-Cup Tournament 1985 gold
thru Charles Lubulwa.
He also won several gold medals during the African Championship thru
George Mathias Ouma (Lusaka 1968), Peter Odhiambo and Ayub Kalule (Nairobi
1972), Benoni (Ben) Kilega Ocan (Lagos 1973), Vitalish Bbege (Kampala 1975),
Vickie Byarugaba (Algier 1978) and Lihanda Patrick (Nairobi 1987).
He also won four during
theKampala 1977 World Amateur Boxing Championship gold thru Corporal Okumu
(RIP), Lihanda Patrick, Owiny Dodoviko and Mande. And silver thru John
Siryakibbe, Obote Edward and Nyeko Godfrey. And a bronze medal thru Deogratius
Among other international and regional championship medals, Oooooh what
a great Ugandan Sports hero he is. He has left an indelible sports legacy
comparable to none. RIP legendary master.
International University of East Africa (IUEA) has boosted professional
boxer Shafik Kiwanuka’s inaugural title fight this year.
IUEA director Hassan Alwi Jr confirmed his institution’s support to Kiwanuka’s
fight by offering the 2000 ultra-modern seater auditorium for the fight.
“We want to make this the home of Shafik and we are ready to give you
all the support needed to make his fights a success,” Alwi noted.
Early this year Kiwanuka was offered a scholarship at the University and
has started studying in the faculty of languages.
In his last fight Kiwanuka aka “the killing Machine” knocked down
Congolese boxer Tyson Mbikayi in 35 seconds at the MTN Arena Lugogo which has
elevated him to a continental belt fight.
“We are cooking. We have already paid the sanction fee and we are soon
going to launch the fight so that the public knows who is next in the queue to
be crashed by the killing Machine,” a vocal Emmanuel Mwesigwa who is Kiwanuka’s
Kiwanuka is supported by International University of East Africa and Vision Group under the Urban tv brand.
The interim President
of the International Boxing Federation (AIBA) Mohamed Moustahsane has resigned
after less than six months in the office.
This is the latest episode
in the crisis surrounding the embattled organisation.
The Moroccan, who took temporary charge of AIBA in
March after Gafur Rakhimov stepped aside, informed the Executive Committee of
his decision on Wednesday August 7,2019 citing family reasons.
replacement has not yet been named, although it is likely to be one of the vice-presidents.
Moustahsane, the African Boxing Confederation head took
charge of AIBA following the suspension of the organisation by the
International Olympic Committee (IOC) in June because of concerns with its
governance, finances and refereeing and judging.
The election of Rakhimov,
in November last year triggered the IOC inquiry into AIBA which resulted in the
federation being banned from being involved in the Tokyo 2020 boxing event.
The 67-year-old, who
remains on a United States Treasury Department sanctions list as one of
Uzbekistan’s leading criminals, had stepped aside in March amid pressure from
elected on an interim basis on March 29 after he was the only candidate.
The Moroccan doctor
was among the officials criticized in the report by the IOC Inquiry Committee
as he was head of the Draw Commission for the boxing tournament at Rio 2016,
marred by a corruption scandal which prompted AIBA to suspend all 36 referees
and judges who officiated at the Games.
The AIBA Executive
Committee will be tasked with electing a replacement for the Moroccan as
The latest development
deepens the crisis at AIBA prior to the governing body holding an Extraordinary
Congress in Lausanne in November, where a permanent replacement for Rakhimov is
due to be elected.
director Tom Virgets, however said that the elections could be postponed,
Others claim this
would be difficult because of AIBA’s finances and believe the body should
proceed with the November 15 date.
. His replacement is
set to be one of the four vice-presidents, who are also the President of their
Bisbal, Anas Al Otaiba of the United Arab Emirates, Italian Franco Falcinelli
and Australia’s Edgar Tanner are those who can be chosen as per AIBA’s
It is not yet clear
who will be willing to take over as none of the four stepped forward to assume
the Interim Presidency after Rakhimov stepped aside.
Novices finals are set on Thursday at Kamwokya.
Boxing Federation (UBF) is determined to build capacity for the growth of the
sport in the country.
disclosed this in lugogo on Monday morning while launching the National Novices
boxing championship that start on Thursday August 1-8 ,2019 in Kamwokya at Kira
Road Police station ground.
training referee judges and we want to see that we have the capacity to
organise events around the country at ago,” Muhangi stated after receiving boxing
equipment worth sh45m from Beton Uganda at Lugogo on Monday morning July 29,2019.
explained that Lugogo Indoor Arena is becoming too small for the growing boxing
family and that is why they have decided to take the sport to open grounds like
is a sport for the Ghetto people and we are going to give back to them by
taking the sport near them,” Muhangi noted.
that UBF will also be training Aiba star one referee judges who will do
theories and practical during the National Novices.
started with Bwaise, went to Katwe and now we are in Kamwokya. We shall be
heading soon to Gulu and other areas of the country,” he added.
received Body guards, gloves, head gears and punch pads which will be given as
prizes to the different winners in the different categories.