Boxers thrill fans with knockouts at Lugogo

By Silvano Kibuuka

Added 18th April 2016 04:39 PM

The tightest moment was when Zebra Senyange and Haruna Diba Banabana won their test matches.

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WBC referee Jackson Mugwanya counts out Kenyan boxer Kennedy Oyo after being knocked out by Joseph Vegas Lubega (Credit: Silvano Kibuuka)

KAMPALA - Boxers excited fans with knockouts in most of the fights organized by Baltic Pro Box Promotions at Lugogo MTN Arena.

All the Kenyans fighters were knocked out. Musa Ngege knocked out Kenyan Robert Ochieng in the second round followed by Badru Lusambya and and Joe Vegas Lubega who saw out Joseph Odhiambo and Kenneth Oyo in the second and first round, respectively.

The non-title fights were intended to tune up Uganda boxers to prepare for international encounters in the near future.

Zebra Senyange (right) fighting Ayub Wakasadha. (Credit: Silvano Kibuuka)

Lusambya, Lubega and Hamza Sempewo had earlier lost bouts in Russia, prompting promoter Eddie Bazira to take on a strategy of first giving them a regional challenge before competing for bigger titles.

The tightest moment was when Zebra Senyange and Haruna Diba Banabana won their test matches ahead of their encounter tentatively scheduled for June this year.

Boxers Senyange and Banabana ended in a stalemate but each side accused the other over illegal boxing. Hundreds of fans filled up the Lugogo MTN Arena the stadium to cheer and support their favorite boxers.

 Badru Lusambya (right) fighting Kenyan Joseph Odhiambo. (Credit: Silvano Kibuuka)



Joe Vegas Lubega (Ug) beat Kennedy Oyo (Ken) –K.O 1st round

Badru Lusambya (Ug) beat Joseph Odhiambo (Ken) –K.O 2nd round

Musa Ntege (Ug) beat Robert Ochieng (Ken) – K.O 2nd round

Zebra Isaac Senyange beat Ayub Wakasadha –K.O 1st round Haruna

Banabana Diba beat Yasin Kakungulu – K-O 4th round Hamza

Sempewo beat Alex Batwawula –K.O 2nd round

Charles Mulindwa beat Julius Mponge - K.O 4th round

Nicholas Buule beat Peter Kimera – K.O 3rd round

Mustafa Katende beat Ken Lukyamuzi 236-220 Pts

Hudson Muhumuza beat Said Chako 220 – 210 pts

Hamza Sempewo (left) beat Alex Batwawula. (Credit: Silvano Kibuuka)


Ken Lukyamuzi (right) exchangeS blows with Mustafa Katende. Katende won on points. (Credit: Silvano Kibuuka)

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