The Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) has launched a new league format called Champions League.
The new league format was launched on Saturday during a meeting with boxers who last participated in the National open championships in 2020.
The Champions league which is scheduled to be in April, will open up the chances for boxers to turn professional as they will have to play in matches of adjusted rounds from three to five.
According to the UBF president Moses Muhangi, the Champions league is targeted to keep the boxers actively in the sport of boxing.
“As a federation we always create ideas, so this time we have come up with a new competition named Champions League which will keep our boxers active.” Moses Muhangi said before adding;
“We found out that their is a weakness, previously when a boxer is done with National open, he or she remains dormant but this League shall keep them fit always even by the time we would need them at National team, the selection system can be easy for us.” He added.
The league will be played in groups and each group will have four boxers who will play against each other and the leader with the highest points in the group will have a upper-hand to represent the nation in a national event.
All the participating boxers, coaches, clubs and officials are expected to receive some facilitation as the league’s main aim is to target potential sponsors into the game of boxing.
On the boxers who are willing to turn pro this is a huge opportunity as it will keep them engage in the more numbers of bouts from three to five.
“Those who want to turn Pro we have increased rounds from three to five, and today we met with the boxers to orient them about the new idea. We have given them this month of March to prepare as we also work on all the clearances and in April we shall be starting the league.”
The games are expected to be held on every weekend at the Lugogo indoor stadium running till the end of the year.