TANZANIAN lightweight pugilist Venance Mponji, who fights Justin Juuko (pictured) on New yearâ€™s day in Masaka, will drown according to his Ugandan host.
â€œHe (Mponji) should be prepared to drown in Lake Nabugabo when we meet on New Yearâ€™s day in my home town,â€ Juuko said from his training camp.
â€œI cannot embarrass my fans here and I cannot drown in my own lake. He will drink all the water there because its all his and no one will help him out in there.â€
Juuko who is 37-7-1(27 KOs) will be staging his first fight at home dubbed â€œComing Homeâ€ at Masaka Recreational ground. The fight comes 16 weeks after a gruelling battle that he had with another Tanzanian Godfrey Mawe.
â€œI have heard that he throws many punches and is very fast in the ring,â€ Juuko said of his opponent.
â€œI like it that way and the only way I am going to get him is by cutting him down like timber.â€
Mponji stands at 16-3(8KOs)
The fight that is being sponsored by Sage Paints and Premium Distillers will feature Dodo â€œJudahâ€ Obong (junior welter) against Kenyan James Kipasi and lightweight Moses â€œMaster Buddhaâ€ Kyandika tussling it out with Ochwo Ddungu in an all-Ugandan contest.Ends