Sport
Boxer Martin Mubiru set for Ireland
Publish Date: Dec 11, 2013
Boxer Martin Mubiru set for Ireland
Boxer Martin Mubiru (foregroung) training inside Nakivubo KBC gym as he prepares to start his professional career in Northern Ireland. PHOTO/Norman Katende
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Norman Katende

Martin Mubiru, a 2006 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist, is among the professional boxers that are set to join Belfast-based Eastside Boxing club to step up their professional career.

But this will depend on whether they pass the medical test, a requirement before they are allowed to take part in professional boxing in Ireland.

Mubiru, formerly basd in Japan,  is currently training with a number of other boxers that include Solomon Ssessanga, Charles Mulindwa, Meddie Ssebyala and Kenneth Odeke, who are set to join the Northern Ireland-based club under renowned promoter Alan Wilton.

They are expected in Ireland in February to prepare for future international boxing contests.

The move came after Wilton – a trainer, manager and promoter – contacted an organisation called Atlantic Entertainment to see chances of him getting boxers from Africa to join his club.

Atlantic is made up of former boxer Andrew Nyakana, who is based in United States and Moses Matovu, who is also a boxer at Eastside Club.

“It was an opportunity as we were working on ways of helping Ugandan boxers try to get better fights which comes with good training opportunity.

“Most of the boxers selected are those who have the spirit to fight, are focused and talented,” said Nyakana, who last year started a school to help underprivileged kids.

Nyakana and Matovu have teamed up with Abbey Mugaayi to help in identifying those boxers that will be able to make it to Ireland.

“He is offering them an opportunity to succeed. He is going to work on all the travel cost and all the upkeep while in Ireland for three months. It is a great opportunity that we can’t miss out,” said Matovu.

Matovu last month lost the Ben Lleyemi 40-36 in a four round professional fight, which is organised by Wilton.

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
Micho calls Lukooya to U-23 side
National soccer coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has summoned Baker Lukooya, Tom Matsiko and Ambrose Kirya to the U-23 squad preparing for the All Africa Games Qualifier against Mozambique....
Peace Proscovia inspires kids in UK
She has hardly spent two months playing for Loughborough Lightning, but Peace Proscovia has fast-become the biggest star in the England Netball Super League....
Mugabi sorry for keeping away from daughter for 26 years
John ‘The Beast’ Mugabi insists that he is a responsible father despite abandoning his daughter for 28 years in Uganda....
Premier League: BUL FC shake off Entebbe
Two second half goals from Tito Okello and Edgar Luzige helped BUL FC beat Entebbe FC in the Azam Premier League at Kakindu Stadium on Tuesday....
Cheptegei wants to rule Africa
Uganda believes that their team of six athletes will be able to leave a mark at the Africa Junior championships that are due to start Thursday in Addis Ababa Ethiopia....
Blick focused on NRC title
The crew of Arthur Blick Jr and Unisan Bakunda in a Subaru N10 pro-drive has said that they can win this year''s national rally championship....
Is KCCA doing enough to curb poor hygeine?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter