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Lusambya ready for boxing war

By Vision Reporter

Added 31st July 2007 03:00 AM

AFRICA light middleweight champion Badru “Mr Crush” Lusambya faces South African Lawrence Ngobeni on Sunday, aware that victory could earn him a shot at the vacant World Boxing Council Inter-continental belt in November.

AFRICA light middleweight champion Badru “Mr Crush” Lusambya faces South African Lawrence Ngobeni on Sunday, aware that victory could earn him a shot at the vacant World Boxing Council Inter-continental belt in November.

By Phillip Corry

Main event
Junior middleweight
B. Lusambya v L. Ngobeni
Light Middleweight
F. Daku v J. Odhiambo (Kenya)
Lightweight
D. Kidega v J. Muiruri (Kenya)
Bantamweight
M Ntambi v S Njuguna (Kenya)

AFRICA light middleweight champion Badru “Mr Crush” Lusambya faces South African Lawrence Ngobeni on Sunday, aware that victory could earn him a shot at the vacant World Boxing Council Inter-continental belt in November.

The undefeated champion has been fine-tuning his angling, jabbing, crosses and hooks under the tutelage of trainer Edwin Semanda.

“It has been one month of intense training and I am feeling in great shape ahead of the fight,” a sweating Lusambya said after a sparring session with partners at Uganda’s oldest boxing gym, KBC yesterday.

“This is a very important fight for me and I want to put up a great show. I believe a win will enhance my career further.”
The Makindye-based fighter’s destiny to stardom will only be inspired by a comfortable win to keep his unbeaten streak intact.

At 16 (15 KOS)-0-0, Lusambya has pounded his way over South Africa’s Tshepo Mashego, Zambians John “Hammer” Chibuta, and Floyd “Six” Chongo and Zimbabwean Farai “Sonny Payne” Musiyiwa, pushing his ranking to number 18 in the 147 pound division in the latest WBC ratings.

Big Strikers International, his local promoters, will then push for the vacant World Boxing Council inter-continental super welterweight crown in November or even earlier after this fight. The South African arrives today with his manager, Paul Tshela.

The fight is sponsored by Midcom, Kampala Central Division, Jomayi Property Consultants, Uganda Direct, Hotel Diplomat, Hotel International, Fairway Hotel and World Ventures.

Lusambya ready for boxing war

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