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‘Destroyer’ decides to hang up

By Vision Reporter

Added 29th April 2009 03:00 AM

“THIS is the beginning of the end,” said Justin Juuko as he announced his eminent retirement from boxing.

“THIS is the beginning of the end,” said Justin Juuko as he announced his eminent retirement from boxing.

By Phillip Corry

“THIS is the beginning of the end,” said Justin Juuko as he announced his eminent retirement from boxing.

“I have set up a plan for five fights before hanging up my gloves in 2010,” added Juuko. “I want to end my career with a fight in my home town of Masaka where it all started.”

His next fight is set for May 17 at Little Flowers where he will battle Kenyan Vitali Wanyama in a lightweight division professional contest.

One of the most illustrious Ugandan boxers, Juuko went professional in 1991 after scooping a gold as an amatuer for his country at the Auckland Commonwealth Games in New Zealand in 1990.

“They say politicians, film stars and boxers never retire, but I will next year,” the veteran prize fighter re-affirmed while quoting boxing icon George Foreman.

Juuko, also known us the “Ugandan Destroyer” for knocking out his opponents, has fought some of the finest champions in the world including Floyd Mayweather Jr and Diego “Chicco” Corrales.

‘Destroyer’ decides to hang up

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