As professional sports in the country is currently at a standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Uganda Boxing Federation has thought deeper to keep the athletes active during this trying time.
UBF has introduced a new online Shadow Boxing challenge that targets non boxers, gym instructors, amateur and professional boxers.
The first edition of the Challenge will take place between 15th-19th June, 2020 and the winners will be announced on the 22nd of June.
The Five day online challenge will require participants to record a 30-seconds video showcasing boxing skills uploaded on different UBF social media platforms and the participants with many likes will stand a chance to grab cash prizes.
“We are aiming at involving everyone in this challenge as a way of spreading and promoting the sport. This will also help to strengthen the physical and mental ability of our boxers during this COVID-19 lockdown period and so we want to engage our Boxers so we can help them continue training and keep fit,” said the Federation president Moses Muhangi.
All participants will upload their recorded videos on their Facebook page platforms, plus UBF’s official platforms that include Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Online voting will contribute 40% while the UBF Technical team under the leadership of National team Coach Patrick Lihanda will make the final judgement basing on the uniqueness of the skills exhibited.
The best three participants will grab a prize money worth Shs. 2.5M. The winner will take home Shs. 1M while the Second, Third and Fourth finishers will bag Shs. 750,000, Shs. 500,000 and Shs. 250,000 respectively.
How to Participate in the challenge?
Record a 30 seconds video clip with a combination of different techniques and punches while shadowboxing. These will include the Jab punches, Hook punch (left and right), Uppercut, and Footwork are key.
Like the Uganda Boxing Federation Facebook page and post your video on it’s timeline. The Uganda Boxing Federation pages on Instagram and Twitter are key in your winning if you follow and mention them in your video.
The winner will be decided on the number of social media likes accounting for 40% while the UBF technical committee takes 60%.