Lubega To Defend World Title In Kampala

abortion geneva;”>Rash Media Promotions chief Alice Namatovu has confirmed that Joe ‘Vegas’ Lubega will defend his WBC International light heavyweight title against Egyptian pugilist Hanny ‘Hurricane’ Atiya.

side effects geneva;”>UPBC Prsident Salim Uhuru addresses the press as Mindra looks on

The venue was on Monday 15 announced in a press launch held at Mt Zion Hotel as Kyadondo Rugby Grounds. The fight is dubbed the Rwenzori Boxing gala 2013 Mauy Thai Kickboxing title fight on the night.

Umar Samata’s father and brother represented him

Thailand based and arguably the country’s foremost Mauy Thai kickboxing export, Umar ‘The Pain’ Samata will fight up-and-coming Australian sensation Rhys Karakriacos fondly known as Rhys Lightening by his army of adoring fans and Thailand 2010 Asia Pacific Paba titleholder Sande ‘Maje Maje’ Kizito is to square up against another Egyptian Atef Muhammad.

Rwenzori’s John Katete and E-events CEO Peter Kaggwa consult


Joe Vegas Lubega’s performances in the Olympics, All Africa Games, Commonwealth games and snatching a World title from a Trinidadian fighter right in the Caribbean Island attracted much attention. He is among the top contender on the WBC International rankings list and is “one of the hottest properties in World boxing,” former UPBC President Celestino Mindra said on Monday.

Rwenzori Brand Manager John Katete hands over the Sponsorship Cheque to Lubega

Hurricane should be an ideal test of Lubega’s potential.

Rash Media’s Alice Namatovu promised a great boxing festival

The main Mauy thai kickboxing undercard fight, between Samata and Karakriacos, is likely to be a crowd pleaser. The Australian is a top drawcard back home as he boasts of quite an enviable record that stands at 28 fights, 24 wins, 3 loses with a mere draw in combined boxing and kickboxing

“There should be no shortage of local supporters, with two of the most exciting fighters in the country on view,” current UPBF Supremo Salim Uhuru said.

Rash Media CEO Alice Namatovu and her fighter World Champion Joe Vegas Lubega arrive

“I am looking forward to the fight and I am going to knock out my opponent, but I don’t know which round, i have been longing to defend this belt in front of my fans and they will enjoy this fight,” the 2012 USPA Boxer of the year stated evoking memories of Justin Juuko’s 1997 WBC International super featherweight title defence against Ukrainian Volodymyr Matkivskyy at Nakivubo Stadium that drove mammoth crowds to the stadia in Uganda’s biggest boxing event in history.

Mt Zion General Manger Onesmus Musinguzi

Rwenzori sunk Sh 70m in the fight while event organisers are Events warehouse other sponsors for the title fight include UBC Television, who will give a live feed for the fight others include Mount Zion Hotel, Chui, Ennyanda newspaper, smsempire, OMU Designs.

Mindra addresses the press

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