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Kiwanuka in for a suprise, says Kenya's Odour

By James Bakama

Added 21st March 2019 03:24 PM

David Oduor, a debutante in the paid ranks like Kiwanuka, was brought on as a late substitute for Mwango, who Juma said had high blood pressure.

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Ugandan heavyweight Shafik Kiwanuka (The Killing Machine) and opponent David Oduor Kamera after weighing in for their fight. Centre ispromoter Sam Buchanan. PHOTOS: Richard Sanya

David Oduor, a debutante in the paid ranks like Kiwanuka, was brought on as a late substitute for Mwango, who Juma said had high blood pressure.

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An eleventh-hour change of opponent has not dampened Shafik Kiwanuka’s thirst for a knock-out.
 

 Kiwanuka at the officials desk before weighing in

Kenya’s Obadiah Mwangi, whom Kiwanuka was earlier scheduled to meet failed a medical test, the fighter’s trainer Charles Juma revealed.
 
David Oduor, a debutante in the paid ranks like Kiwanuka, was brought on as a late substitute for Mwango, who Juma said had high blood pressure.
 
“I don’t care who is brought to fight me. Even if  Oduor is also substituted, I am in knock-out mood,” stated an upbeat Kiwanuka at the weigh-in at Lugogo.
 
Kiwanuka’s supremacy was evident right from the start.
 
Kiwanuka tipped the scales at 80.2 kilograms while his opponent weighed 77.9kg.
 
Kiwanuka who stands at 6 ft 5in also boasts of a better reach than his opponent who stands at 6ft 3in. Kiwanuka is also ten younger than his 33-year-old opponent.
 

 Boxing officials taking measurements of Ugandan heavyweight boxer Kiwanuka 

 
But as Kiwanuka kept yelling that he is a killing machine, Oduor warned that he could be in a for a big surprise.
 
“The time for talking is over. It is now time for action. You don’t travel all the way from Nairobi to Kampala to lose.”
 
He said that not even a last-minute entry into the program has shaken him. “When you are a boxer, you have to be fit all times.”

 

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