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Uganda Boxing Champions League: All set for the season two climax on Boxing day


The Uganda Boxing Champions League season two (2) is set to climax on Tuesday 26th December 2023( Boxing Day) at UMA show grounds in Lugogo.

With a total number of 31 bouts, great organization by Top boy promotions will see the Sting powered fighters showcase all they got starting in the afternoon till late.

In the main bout of the day, Muzamir Ssemuddu “Mr Take Over” of Kololo Boxing Club will take on COBAP Boxing Club’s Broline Kimbugwe “Stylist”.

These two fighters managed to set up this final after topping their light middle contest category after collecting enough points more than Isaac Zebra Ssenyange Jr who joined the professional ranks and Depark Mawanda.

After the weigh-ins on Monday morning at the UMA show grounds, Ssemuddu promised to Take Over without negotiation;

“As Mr Take Over am going to take over without negotiation, all I want to do is present the best of the best to my fans I call them up all to come have fun and enjoy themselves as we take the belt.” Ssemuddu said

On the other side, Kimbugwe said he has worked on his tactics;

“I am the best in this business and have come along way therefore Tuesday will be my day to showcase what I have in my tank.”

“Of late have been working on some tactics and surely know have perfected so I only look forward to taking the belt home with my fans.” Broline concluded 

In the other bouts on the afternoon, Kassim Mulungi who headlined week 17 as he beat Eliphaz Mbaziira in a Round 5 – Referee Stopped Contest will be back in the ring as he takes on 2022 Africa Boxing Elite Championship bronze medalist Jonah Kyobe.

Mulungi Kassim (black) talking the press.

Just like all the other fights Kololo Boxing Club’s Mulungi will be taking on Lukanga’s Kyobe for the second time this season. This comes after the two took the lead in the 57 kgs featherweight Elite category.

(L-R) Jonah Kyobe, Nicole Apio and Mulungi Kassim.

In the Light welterweight 63.5kgs, Bombers Captain Joshua Tukamuhebwa from East Coast will take on KCCA’s Raskara Paul as Nakawa BC’s Yusuf Nkobeza takes on Ojok Alfred in the middle 75Kgs Elite.

Joshua Tukamuhebwa (L) faces off with Raskara Paul (R).

Fan’s favourite Matovu Ukasha of COBAP BC will take on Lukanga’s Owen Kibira in the Welter 67Kgs Elite Category.

In the women, we will see Emily Nakalema from  Katwe take on UPDF’s Erina Namutebi in the welter 66Kgs Elite.

Emily Nakalema (black) faces Erina Namutebi (blue).

Mugambe Shakur (L) faces off with Kemis Ibrahim (R).

The rest of the fights will flow as shown below.

Away from the fights, there will be more entertainment from Akadope band to cool off the heat and also help the boxers enter the ring in style.

Just after the weigh in and face offs, Touchline sports had a chat with the Uganda Boxing Federation Vice President Sula Kamoga who promised quality and top notch security for the revealers;

“We are finalizing with tomorrow’s event on 26th December and we are ready. The gates will open at exactly 1pm and the first bout will start at 2pm out of the total 31.” he said 

Adding that, “We also have a band and some surprise acts that will escort out boxers to the ring.”

“A revealer should expect quality from the first bout to the last remember these are the finals so expect to watch cream de la cream from the youth to elites”

“On the security issue, we are going to be guarded by Uganda Police, the military and different bouncers” he concluded

On behalf of Top boy promotions, Philip Munaabi clarified on the reasons why they had to change the venue;

“We changed the venue because wanted to accommodate more people, UMA can handle 2000 people without anything else compared to the 850 in the NCS Arena.”

“The other reason we are here is because this place’s security is manageable not forgetting that it’s enclosed.”

“At the previous season one finals we were disturbed by the rain but this will help us a lot no matter the weather.”he added

“This season we have attracted a number of cooperates and this time round our guest of honor will be Hajjat Hadija Namyalo of ONC so we have to beef up the security.”

“For provision, Incase the numbers escalate we have put a screen on the right side of the hall and our broadcast patner has also done the same but inside the hall too will have screens.” Munaabi concluded

The tickets will go for 20K Ordinary, VIP 50K, VVIP 100K and TABLES 1M.

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