NCS will facilitate boxers for World Championship in Germany

Muramagi emphasises seriousness

National Council of Sports General Secretary Nicholas Muramagi has advised the members of the national boxing team -the Bombers to use the Africa Championships in Congo-Brazzaville to refocus their respective careers in the sport.

The championship that act as the qualifiers for the 19th AIBA World Boxing Championships starts this weekend and Uganda will be represented by at least eight pugilists.

Muramagi was speaking at the flag off of the pugilists at NCS offices in Lugogo this morning when he said, “we have provided you with platform. After three months of residential training we (as NCS) have done our part. The ball is in your court now. Focus on qualifying for the World Championship”.

He advised the boxers to take the opportunity to be on the national team serious and fight to be an icon in Ugandan boxing.

The World Championships that will be held in the German city of Hamburg is expected to attract the top 280 elite male boxers and certainly will offer winners great opportunities in their careers.

Muramagi said that NCS will offer whoever boxer qualifies for the World Championships the necessary support for them to camp in better hotel and train from a more comfortable gymnasium as they prepare to represent Uganda at the 19th AIBA World Boxing Championships.

NCS generously contributed air tickets, for accommodation and gymnasium facilities for the bombers to prepare and travel for championship that is also a qualifier for 19th AIBA World Boxing Championships later in August.

The boxers who will represent Uganda include: Joshua Kiiza (light fly), Juma Miro (fly), Ssali Waswa (lightweight), Musa Shadir (light welter), Muzamil Kakande (welter), Yusufu Babu (middle weight), Reagan Simbwa (light heavy), Shafik Kiwanuka (heavy weight), David Ayit (super heavy).

NCS chairman promises boxing if UBF continues to perform

KCCA boxing club are the champions of the National Boxing Open that concluded at the MTN Arena Lugogo on Sunday. National Council of Sports (NCS) chairman Bosco Onyik handed over the main trophy to KCCA boxers and officials at the closure of the championships at Lugogo on Sunday with a promise to continue supporting boxing. KCCA BC gathered 30points ahead of Cobap 27points to win the elite or seniors category. The weeklong annual championship that also has the youth and juniors in both men women categories attracted close to 200 boxers from 30 boxing clubs. Lukanga BC gathered 14points to win the Youth category and push East Coast BC (8points) to second place. However, East Coast (9points) emerged champions in the Juniors boxing category with one point ahead of UPDF(8points).

NCS chairman promises boxing if UBF continues to perform

KCCA boxing club are the champions of the National Boxing Open that concluded at the MTN Arena Lugogo on Sunday. National Council of Sports (NCS) chairman Bosco Onyik handed over the main trophy to KCCA boxers and officials at the closure of the championships at Lugogo on Sunday with a promise to continue supporting boxing. KCCA BC gathered 30points ahead of Cobap 27points to win the elite or seniors category. The weeklong annual championship that also has the youth and juniors in both men women categories attracted close to 200 boxers from 30 boxing clubs. Lukanga BC gathered 14points to win the Youth category and push East Coast BC (8points) to second place. However, East Coast (9points) emerged champions in the Juniors boxing category with one point ahead of UPDF(8points).

Boxers converge for National Open at MTN Arena, Lugogo

National Boxing team coach Patrick Lihanda will be out to spot talent

Over 30 boxing clubs are gathered at the MTN Arena, Lugogo where they will participate in the annual National Open Boxing Championships starting on Monday.

Clubs are far as Busia and Sironko are among those expected to take part in the week-long competition that attracts over 100 boxers.

Head of pre-medical Dr. Christopher Mbowa said that the weigh-in that they are doing every test on the boxers to ensure that they are in good form to contest.

Their emphasis is to ensure that the boxers are healthy individually and cannot infect other boxers as they compete at the championship.

The clubs include Maj General Nyangweso boxing club from Busia that last featured in the tournament two years ago.

Other clubs include UPDF, Lukanga, KCCA, KBC, Cobap, East Coast, Police FC, Zana, Mbale, Sironko and Elgon Youth boxing clubs among others.

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