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Warriors Act Big

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th August 2002 03:00 AM

LITTLE Flowers was the place to be over the weekend when the Kampala club hosted big time boxing.

LITTLE Flowers was the place to be over the weekend when the Kampala club hosted big time boxing.

By Phillip Corry and Samson Opus LITTLE Flowers was the place to be over the weekend when the Kampala club hosted big time boxing. It was an explosive night with the “Warrior in action” event promoted by Jukbox productions. Ugandans Robert “Big Guns” Owesigire and Obong Dodo made winning starts to their debuts in the paid ranks. Owesigire, 22, used his big left hand to demolish 39-year-old Swede Krista Peliejef in the fourth round of their heavyweight contest. The former wrestling champion was caught off guard with a good combination of a left upper cut and a hook to his head and chin for Kenyan referee Shaban Ogola to stop the contest ten seconds into the fourth round. “It was the perfect way to start my new career as a professional,” Owesigire said after the win. “I didn’t want to stop in the first two rounds because I wanted my fans to enjoy the fight.” “His fists were too big for me to handle and he was all over me throughout the fight,” Peliejef, who is also a horse breeder said. “There is a lot of talent here and I hope to bring more boxers here to fight.” Dodo sent Paul Wasaka twice to the canvas in the first round and finished off his wobbling opponent in the second round of a scheduled six round welterweight contest. Abdu “Sabata” Kaddu was a unanimous winner over Congolese Rogers Yamba in a heavyweight bout while Meddie Serunjogi knocked out Franco Komakech in the super welterweight fight. r Maganjo Grain Millers has extended support to the Bombers for all their forthcoming international engagements. The offer of a food basket was confirmed by Henry Sematimba, Maganjo marketing manager, to Uganda Amateur Boxing Federation (UABF) boss Vincent Byarugba at Lugogo on Friday. The UABF chief paid tribute to the Kawempe based firm for facilitating the Bombers preparing for the just concluded Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Hima Cement is the other company that supported the Bombers. Two boxers, light heavyweight Joseph Lubega and light welterweight Mohammed Kayongo, bagged silver medals - the only ones for the Uganda team of 17. “You have done us proud. I believe our continued partnership will lead us to greater heights,” said a jovial Semanda. “Strength put together with skill, yields results,” he added. The offer would save the national boxers from training on empty stomachs as has been the custom. Ends

Warriors Act Big

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