ABU super welterweight title fight
WHILE Team Lusambya are threatening that their pugilist is punching the bag harder, his Tanzanian opponent Hassan â€˜Red Bullâ€™ Matumla believes he will break the Ugandanâ€™s wining streak.
Matumla 12 (8kos)- 5-0 has predicted victory in their African super welterweight title fight â€œif the judges are fair.â€
The Tanzanian has been in camp at his Matumla Gym in Dar-es-Salaam under the close guidance of 1972 Munich Olympian Bakari Selemani.
â€œHe is sure of winning the fight 100 percent. But he is insisting on fair judging,â€ said Tanzania Professional Boxing Commission spokesman Boniface Wambura.
Badru Lusambya 15 (14kos)-0-0 beat Zambiaâ€™s Godfrey Chibuta in 2004 to win the Africa Boxing Union title.
Matumla is from a boxing family. His brother Rashid is a former World Boxing Union light middleweight champion while Mbwana Matumla holds the International Boxing Organisation super flyweight title.
Matumlaâ€™s best moment on the amateur scene came in 1994 when he won a bronze at the Victoria Commonwealth Games.
Uganda Professional Boxing Commission boss Celestine Mindra last week described the fight as a potential thriller that was likely to be Lusambyaâ€™s toughest.
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