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Boxers cannot wait to get back in the ring

By Fred Kisekka

Added 30th September 2020 07:06 AM

UBF president Moses Muhangi says a move to resume the boxing league is meant to help improve the competitiveness and sharpness of the boxers preparing for global and continental championships.

Boxers cannot wait to get back in the ring

UBF president Moses Muhangi says a move to resume the boxing league is meant to help improve the competitiveness and sharpness of the boxers preparing for global and continental championships.

Ugandan boxers are gearing up for the league barely a week after the Government partially allowed the sports sector to resume activities after a six months lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UBF president Moses Muhangi says a move to resume the boxing league is to help improve the competitiveness and sharpness of the boxers preparing for global and continental championships.

"We have decided to revive our league that we hope will help boxers to be more competitive ahead of the France world Olympic qualifiers next year," Muhangi said.

According to Muhangi, the league will resume at the end of October.

"We have started negotiation with NCS not only to guide us but also to provide us with funds that will help us organise this competition. We are ready to follow the guidelines set by President Museveni," Muhangi said.

Clubs including COBAP, Lukanga, East Coast, KCCA, Updf, Police, among others quickly came out to show their excitement at the resumption of the revived league with each vowing to field a strong team to lift the gong.

"My boys are always ready. We are only left with UBF to confirm the date and the rest will be history," said Lawrence Kalyango, the head coach of COBAP Boxing Club.

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