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Zebra, Bana Bana to lock horns

By Samson Opus

Added 1st April 2016 03:10 PM

The two pugilists are unhappy that they will not be fighting each other in the event

The Big Show Boxing 
Panamera Bar (Apr 17)
 
Boxers Isaac ‘Zebra’ Senyange and Haruna ‘Bana Bana’ Hassan cannot wait any longer for a rematch of their aborted 2012 super middleweight national title bout.
 
The two arch rivals are among the top Ugandan professional boxers expected to feature in The Big Show boxing bonanza due this month. 
 
However, the two pugilists are unhappy that they will not be fighting each other in the event due on April 17 at Panamera Bar near Lugogo By-Pass in Kololo.
 
“It is so disappointing that I will not be meeting Zebra (Isaac Senyange). I wanted to bash his brain out,” said Haruna. “He is lucky but they day he faces me, He will know it,” he added.
 
Senyange is equally disappointed saying that his bout against Sabasaba Wakasada is a mismatch.
 
“The only person I am dying to meet is Bana Bana. I am tired of waiting to fight him again,” he said.
 
The bout between the two boxers was put off by fan violence at Lugogo in 2012 leaving them brawling for each other’s blood.
 
However, The Big Show boxing involve other Ugandan pound-for-pound punchers will act as a build up before they square off in a rematch, according to Baltic Pro Box manager Eddy Bazira.
 
The event is also meant to give starved boxing fans deserved entertainment from top pugilists on the land. 
 
Due to lack of sponsorship, Ugandan professional boxing promoters have been unable to organized fights locally. 
 
Most of the boxers who will be in action on the night have been going to Russia in search of the ruble of late. 
 
To Mbazira, who organized the Fighters awards that saw the return of John 'The Beast' Mugabi of decades in the diaspora last year, the show is a fitting chance for local boxing lovers to witness the best boxers on the ring.  
 
"Many fans have been starved of top ring action. I am sure this is the show to watch," said Bazira adding; "It is also the begging of better things to come in the local scene."
 
Light heavy: Joseph Lubega v John Aturo 
Super middleweight: Isaac Zebra v Sabasaba Wakasada 
Light middle: Badru Lusambya v James Onyango 
Super middle: Haruna vYasin Kakungulu 
L/welter: Hamza Sempweewo v George Owano 
Welter: Julius Mpango v Charles Mulindwa 
Super welter: Robert Atuhairwe v Alex Batawula  
Heavyweight: Nicholas Buule v Robert Kalema 
Heavyweight: Hudson Muhumuza v Idris Adhiris 
Mustapha Katende v Ken Lukyamuzi  

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