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Busoga Boxing Club launched, to nurture talent

By Samson Opus

Added 16th March 2016 03:41 PM

The club intends to nurture young talent especially in eastern Uganda.

Busoga Boxing Club launched, to nurture talent

Coach Tonny Sekabira takes a young boxers through drills during the launch of Busoga Boxing Club Saturday.PHOTO: Samson Opus

The club intends to nurture young talent especially in eastern Uganda.

Efforts to revive boxing in Busoga region took shape as Busoga Boxing Club (BBC) was officially launched to spearhead the return of the sweet science in the region on Saturday.

Women were the most thrilled at Entebbe Red Rooster Pub as boxers showed off their skills during the launch of the young talent development programme.

Club patron Troy Conrey said the idea behind the club is to motivate the youth and create jobs through exposing their boxing talents regionally and internationally.

 Coach Tonny Sekabira takes a young boxer through drills during the launch of Busogs Boxing Club

A friendly fight between UPDF, Army and Vega Boxing Club spiced the launch of the club that has so far registered over 200 young boxers in Iganga, Jinja and Kamuli districts.

It was the first time for boxing to go out of Kampala. The boxing friendly aroused a lot of anxiety among the revelers of the pub.

"This is just the beginning. Our aim is to see that boxing grows in all regions of Uganda," said Conrey.

Nytile Boxing Club, a former household boxing name in Busoga region produced great boxers like Cuban Busingye during the boom of Nyanza Textile Mills in Jinja.

BBC chairman Gilbert Mitala, a former boxer himself, says the club intends to nurture young talent especially in eastern Uganda.

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