Boxing since the past, has without doubt, been Uganda’s leading sports discipline in terms of achievements.
Only athletics can dine with Uganda’s flag bearing sport in terms of medals won both on the local and international scenes.
However, the sport has not paid back to the boxers accordingly. Many boxers have failed to live the now called ‘good life’.
The above, has been mostly attributed to the inability of the promoters to sensitise the boxers on life after their active careers.
On Thursday, Top Boy Promotions acquired a license from Professional Boxing Commission to organise fights, among others.
The partnership, if we are to go with what was said during the press briefing held at Mukwano mall, is a new dawn to the sport. Light may be seen at the end of the tunnel.
“We as a commission, we are excited about this, and I call upon all others to come on board,” noted UPBC president Salim Uhuru.
Uhuru added: “We welcome Top Boy on board and we are ready to work with them. We are to give them full support as we continue to work hand in hand to develop the sport in the country.”
Top Boy promotions’ licence with UPBC is to run for three years, it was revealed – and the body will work under the regulations of the commission to execute their duties.
Representing Top Boy promotions, Lawyer Phillip Munaaba briefly noted:
“I recently attended the Boxers Meeting to in a bid to know what they are going through. I noted much and I can conclude that much still needs to be done.
“On that note, I have a managed to convince and bring on board Top Boy Promotions with the major aim of Organising, Managing, Promoting and staging State of the Art Boxing Events in East Africa.”
Munaabi stated that Top Boy’s mission is to uplifting the face of Professional Boxing Management, stage upscale Proffessional Boxing Shows and Events.
He added that they will also aim to improve on the Proffessional Boxers’ Welfare, Skills and well-being in terms of efficiency in good and timely payment during management and Promotion, fight time and after career follow up.