Tuesday August 19 2014

Golola-Abraham fight hanging in balance

Golola trains in Phuket, Thailand last week ahead of his clash with Abraham.

Golola trains in Phuket, Thailand last week ahead of his clash with Abraham. COURTESY PHOTO 



The highly anticipated intercontinental title clash between Uganda’s kickboxer Moses Golola and American Richard Abraham hangs in the balance.

The fight scheduled for August 29 at the Commonwealth Resort, Munyonyo is likely to be postponed to a later date due ‘disorganisation on the part of the organisers’. “The adverts of the fight are nowhere to be heard and imagine it’s just one week to the fight,” one of the promoters deeply involved in the organisation of the fight, who asked not to be revealed, told Daily Monitor yesterday.

Lack of hype
“Golola decided to go to Thailand to intensify his training but the hype of the fight on the ground isn’t that felt.”

The promoter added that Golola’s opponent (Abraham) is scheduled to leave USA on Tuesday next week but he has not received his flight ticket upto now. “So, Abraham wants to pull out because of the disorganisation,” he added.

Efforts to reach Bumali Lubega, Golola’s official manager and organiser of the fight, for a comment were futile as his known mobile number went unanswered.

The ‘one man army fighter’ will beAbraham (45–36 w-17K.O.s–1 draw–2 losses) is more experienced than Golola (22 –18 w –11 K.O.s –1 draw –3 losses) but the self-styled ‘No Jocking Subject’ champion insisted before his departure it will be his opportunity to shine again.