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Golola to face American Richard Abraham
Publish Date: Jun 24, 2014
Golola to face American Richard Abraham
Golola said the fight will be used to popularize the sport among corporates. The fighter is flanked by (L-R) David Katende of NCS, Sammy Odong from the office of the Commissioner of Sports, Gololas promoters Bumali Lubega and Suudi Lukwago. Photos by Silvano Kibuuka.
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By Swalley Kenyi

MOSES Golola is set to fight American Richard Abraham at Speke Resort Munyonyo on August 29.

The motor mouthed kick-boxer hopes to use the middleweight intercontinental fight against Abraham to popularise the sport among corporates in Uganda.

Abraham (45 – 36 w - 17K.O.s – 1 draw – 2 losses) is more experienced than second ranked Golola (22 – 18 w – 11 K.O.s – 1 draw – 3 losses) but the Ugandan insists it will be his opportunity to beat an American.

“I am a one man army and I am going to fight Obama. This is America versus Uganda. This is my opportunity to defeat an American. This is not a joking subject,” Golola yelled in his typical signature tune.

While launching the fight, Golola said that the contest is meant to change the mind set of Ugandans, who think that kickboxing is for low class sports fans.

Golola plans to set up his training camp in the USA just shortly before the fight happens. Photo by Silvano Kibuuka

Flanked by the general manager of Golola Promotions Bumaali Lubega, Uganda Kickboxing Federation and NCS officials, Golola said that the sport is less known among middle and high class Ugandans.

“The corporate class is particular about their security among other demands. They want someone to always watch their backs as they enjoy the sport,” Golola said.

Golola will commence serious training when he goes to camp in America only days to the contest. 

His newly formed Golola Promotions Ltd has partnered with Suudiman to organise the fight.

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