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Boxing Reigns Supreme: A look back into the Champions League season two Grand Finale


In a festive season that was dominated by musical concerts, the Uganda Boxing federation dared to organise it’s Championships League season two Grand Finale on Boxing Day, a gamble that heavily paid off.

The story of most Ugandan boxers is deeply rooted in the ghettos of Kawempe, Bwaise, Naguru, Kisenyi and similar others, the love and support of these locals for their favourite boxers is hardly matched by any other sport.

UMA multipurpose hall was filled to capacity almost 4 hours before the main fight between Broline Kimbugwe and Muzamir Ssemuddu.

It was boxing royalty on the night, the ringside was graced by a proud sons of the game, Mayweather promotions’ Shariff Bogere.

Amidst the thrilling bouts, Paul Rachkara’s entrance stole the spotlight, with Traditional Acholi dancers paving the way for him in a grand, Chief-like procession, carried around the ring on a palanquin, ostrich feathers on his head and an animal in his hands that he kept waving to the cheerful crowd.

However, his showmanship met its end in the ring as Bombers Captain Joshua Tukamuhebwa secured a knockout victory in only the second round. This match preceeded the nights main Event.

Fans fovourite Muzamir Ssemuddu ‘Mr. Take over’ walked out first, led by musician John Blac.

Normally Muzamir would lead the way as the artist’s head of security but he was the man of the moment here.

His opponent Broline Kimbugwe ‘The Stylist’ followed suit, led by Styles, a little known artist from the ghettos of Kalerwe.

Then came the moment we had all been waiting for, with everyone on their feet, including Celebrity model Judith Heard who got caught up in the fervor, stood with a fist in the air and joined the crowd in chanting ‘Muzamiru, Muzamir…’

Throughout all the 5 rounds. When the lights came down on a fairly contested bout, Ssemuddu was announced the winner by Unanimous decision, walking home with the 71kgs Elite winners belt.

In the new season that will start on Saturday 25th May 2024 with new faces from the National Open like Nerrick Tumusiime among others after some boxers in the previous seasons turned Pro.

However some of the boxers from last season return to grab some vacant places on the Bombers team for example Broline Kimbugwe who hasn’t featured.

We await to see improvements from the previous seasons plus the entertainment in the new season.

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