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Ouma rises, Okhello falls

By Vision Reporter

Added 6th March 2007 03:00 AM

FORMER International Boxing Federation junior middleweight champion Kassim “The Dream” Ouma has risen in the new WBC rankings for the month of February. Heavyweight colleague Peter Okhello has fallen in the rankings.

FORMER International Boxing Federation junior middleweight champion Kassim “The Dream” Ouma has risen in the new WBC rankings for the month of February. Heavyweight colleague Peter Okhello has fallen in the rankings.

By Phillip Corry

FORMER International Boxing Federation junior middleweight champion Kassim “The Dream” Ouma has risen in the new WBC rankings for the month of February. Heavyweight colleague Peter Okhello has fallen in the rankings.

Ouma, who lost to WBC and WBO middleweight champion Jermain Taylor, in December last year, has risen one step up from number seven to six.

The Ugandan prize fighter has been in the news of late with his promoters Golden Boy Promotions, trying to get a fight deal to battle IBF junior middleweight champion Cory Spinks later in the year.

He is also waiting to be pardoned by Uganda for deserting the army.

Oceania Pacific Boxing Federation heavyweight champion “Ishimaru” Okhello, who challenged WBC heavyweight champion Oleg Maskaev in December last year, has fallen from number 21 to 23.

Africa junior middleweight champion Badru “Mr Crush” Lusambya, who is to fight Tanzanian Hassan Matumla on March 25, has risen one step from number 25 to 24.

Commonwealth featherweight champion Jackson “Action” Asiku, is also an upward mover to number 24 from 25. Asiku last fought in June when he made the second defence of his title.

Meanwhile, Lusambya has his eyes set on claiming the Commonwealth welterweight belt later in the year.

“We are working with Cornelius Boza Edwards on him challenging for the Commonwealth title after his duel with Matumla,” Geoffrey Kasule, a director with Big Strikers revealed. “It’s his easiest passage to the United States for him. It will also make him get more lucrative fights in the future if he wins the belt.”

Lusambya, who is 15-0-0 (14 KOS), is preparing for his toughest fight of his career at Kampala Boxing Club gym under the watchful eye of former WBC-I super featherweight champion Justin Juuko.

Ouma rises, Okhello falls

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