Week five of the Uganda Boxing Champions League action returned to the New Obligato on the 1st day of July.
It was a day full of intense action waiting on to hold a number of entertaining fights that lifted boxing fans off their seats.
Although Africa Bronze medalist Jonah Kyobe didn’t play at the event as planned, his replacement Henry Kimuli didn’t keep up to his best as he was knocked down by East Coast’s Murungi.
Shafick Lusojo did enough to beat Japyem James on split decision 3:2 in the Special Contest.
In the Elite contest (71Kg) Kasujja Richard beat Mawanda Depark on split decision 3:2.Luo Emma won Mwagazi Ivan on split decision 4:1 in the Junior category (57Kgs) while Mutambi Timothy beat Onyango Hashim by split decision 4:1 in Junior (52Kgs).
In the Junior category (67Kg),Lukomwa Rashid unanimously 5:0 beat Buule Christopher.Mark Lukomaji stopped Amos Lame in round 3 of the Youth contest (48Kg) while former Bombers skipper Emily Nakalema powered past Erina Namutebi by split decision 3:2 in the Welterweight category.
For Samuel Nsubuga, he knocked out Nuwanguzi in round one while Timothy Mutambi moved past Hashim Onyango by a 4:1 split decision.
The Boxing Champions league week six will return on Saturday, 15th July at yet an confirmed venue.
It should be noted that the Uganda Boxing Champions league is the only tournament where national team boxers are selected from.