Sport
Boxers must stay focused, says UBF
Publish Date: Jan 09, 2014
Boxers must stay  focused, says UBF
East Coast Boxing Club coach Mohammed Khalil guides Bob Moses during a training session. Photo by Samson Opus
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Shafik Ssenoga

Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) organising secretary has argued the boxers to be focused in a bid to succeed in the future.


Paul Ayiasi was speaking to a section of boxers ahead of the Intermediates Championship that rolls off on Saturday.

"Boxers should be focused and continue competing. Eventually, success will come their way," Paul Ayiasi stated in Kampala.

"We shall use the championship to spot new talent and help develop their skills in preparation for future international competitions.’’

Ayiasi also advises the boxers to desist from issues that might retard their development. He asked former pugilists to support the sport around the country.

The official added that the Intermediates championship will also serve as a build to the national open due later on. Ayiasi said that the national team selectors will monitor the intermediates championship closely.

The top boxers in this and other events will be considered for the national team ahead of future international competitions. Over 180 boxers from 40 clubs are expected to take part in the intermediates championship.

At the same time, UBF is waiting for word from the National Council of Sports on the use of the MTN Arena in Lugogo for the competition. The competition comes after the National Novices Championship held in Kampala last month.

The Naguru-based East Coast Club won the top award and are among the hot favourites in the latest competition. The intermediates championship is the second event on the UBF calendar.

The novices championship revived domestic action after over four years of inactivity, sparked off by a series of administrative wrangles in the UBF body. The election of a new UBF executive led by lawyer Kenneth Gimugu last year brought back sanity to the sport.

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
Golfers head to the course for charity
Golfers at the Uganda Golf Club and at Entebbe Club head to the course this weekend not only for their routine weekend rounds but also to raise funds for different causes....
Premier League ruling favours Jogoos
The Uganda Premier League has ruled in SC Villa’s favour following their encounter with Express that aborted last week because of crowd violence....
Oscar Pistorius: The
At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon....
Cricketers are hopeful
For Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) chairman Richard Mwami, the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 has already brought one notable disappointment....
Najjumba seeks first women cricket league title
Franklyn Najjumba will be all out to lead Tornado women Cricket Club to their maiden Mehta Cricket League title as the Twenty/20 cricket league climaxes on Sunday. Tornado has been runners up in all women tournaments....
National cricket team targets final place
The National cricket team left the country Sunday for the ICC Division III Cricket League that starts Thursday in Malaysia....
Was Oscar Pistorius' 5 year sentence fair and just?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter