Sport
Boxing body secures insurance for boxers
Publish Date: Feb 19, 2013
Boxing body secures insurance for boxers
Kenneth Odeke in celebration mood after he beat Tanzanian Ashraf Suleijman in the Liberation fight at Lugogo on Feb 15, 2013. PHOTO/Silvano Kibuuka
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Silvano Kibuuuka

Uganda Boxing Union (UBU) has gone a step ahead by securing insurance cover for boxers while in the ring as a way of promoting the level of professional boxing in the country.

UBU vice chairman Benjamin Mukasa revealed this at Lugogo Indoor Stadium at the non-title fight that saw Ugandan heavyweight Kenneth Odeke knockout Tanzanian Ashraf Suleiman in the second round.

“There were incidences that boxers would get injured and there is no follow up. We have now had full insurance for them to cover for injuries sustained during our fights,” said Mukasa.

An injury scare blotted a fight organised by UBU on November 30, 2012 at Lugogo when Kenyan boxer Henry Wanyama was knocked out by Wycliffe Muwanga and rushed unconscious to Mulago National Referral hospital before proceeding back home.

Then again during a highly charged fight between Zebra Senyange and Haruna Banabana, one Edwin Semanda a corner man for Banabana was struck by a flying object while at the ring side and could not be assisted due to lack of insurance.

National Council of Sports General Secretary Jasper Aligawesa has insisted that all boxing events at Lugogo should have in place measures for proper medical care in addition to maximum security.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Blatter hails Russia
FIFA boss Sepp Blatter on Monday hailed Russia''s "five star" work to be ready for the 2018 World Cup while President Vladimir Putin vowed his country would not disappoint football fans around the globe....
More to come from Mangat
Jas Mangat in a Mitsubishi EvoX R4 has promised Uganda motorsport fans regular participation in the local events if they do not coincide with the Kenya calendar....
Police flood MUK to secure match
The Nile Special University Football League match between Makerere and Kampala Universities promises to bring out the tightest security in the history of the league....
Lady Cranes looking good for victory
As the new national women volleyball captain Josephine Nammanda embraces her role, she promises to inspire the country into the All Africa Games next September in Brazzaville....
Qatar floats idea of housing 12,000 football fans on ships
Qatar plans to accomodate some 12,000 football fans on cruise ships during the World Cup in 2022, a spokesman for the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) said on Monday....
USPA launches the eastern branch in Mbale
USPA president Sabiiti Muwanga launched the Eastern Sports Press Association (ESPA) an affiliate body of USPA at Wash and Wills Country Home Hotel Mbale...
Should African countries expel South Africans?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter