Boxing

Coach backs Sebyala for clear victory

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By ABDUL-NASSER SSEMUGABI

Posted  Wednesday, May 28   2014 at  01:00

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Sebyala, 9 (7KOs)-8-1, won his last bout against Medie Bukenya in Masaka in December last year.

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KAMPALA

Med ‘Kabona’ Sebyala has repeatedly threatened to punch opponent Mustafa ‘The Snake’ Katende into retirement when the two face off for the national middleweight title on Saturday.

And going into the fight at Comprehensive Hotel, Nateete, Sebyala’s coach Mohammad Hassan has no doubt his boxer will triumph. “I have known Sebyala as a hard worker, he means business whenever in training and I think he is more than fit for the challenge,” Hassan, most known as coach Meddie in boxing circles, said on Monday.

Hassan has also praised Sebyala’s work rate in training. “Sebyala takes training as his lethal weapon. He has been serious with gym work,” the Kampala Boxing Club coach added. “He has greatly improved on his technique and I think he is set.”

Sebyala, 9(7KO)-8-1, won his last bout against Medie Bukenya in Masaka on December 26, 2013.
On February 28, he was meant to challenge for the African Super middleweight title against Chimwemwe Chiotcha but the Malawian withdrew from the engagement after reportedly, suffering a cut below his left eye during sparring two days to the fight.

Sebyala’s Saturday bout will be an under card for the Bana Bana- Kizito ‘Kasumali’ contest. The show is organised by Fist Knights Boxing Promotions and Balunywa Promotions.

assemugabi@ug.nationmedia.com