Sport
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.
  • mail
  • img
newvision

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.

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
Pistorius family
Oscar Pistorius''s uncle on Tuesday said the sprinter''s family accepted the court''s judgement, after "The Blade Runner" was sentenced to five years in a South African jail for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend....
Uganda backs Kenya
Uganda has vowed to support Kenyan Reuben Ndolo who is vying for the Commonwealth Boxing Commission (CBC) presidency in the elections slated for December 11....
Pistorius gets five years in jail for killing girlfriend
South African Paralympian star sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for the killing of his girlfriend last year, as his sensational trial reached a climax....
Additional sh5m to She Cranes campaign
The She Cranes netball World Cup campaign has continued to gather steam with an additional sh5m from Standard Chartered Bank....
Vipers lie in KCCA’s path
GEORGE Nsimbe’s side travels to Buikwe for a date with Vipers who have in the past two seasons won all their home games against the reigning champions...
Kya and Zoe win Uganda’s first equestrian competition
Eight year olds Kya McComb and Zoe Furness thrilled spectators with their riding skills at the inaugural Equator Cup at the weekend....
Do Ugandan tycoons prepare their children to take over their business empires?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter