It’s knockout time
Posted Friday, February 15 2013 at 08:51
Boxing. Uganda’s heavyweight prospect Kenneth Odeke promises to finish off Tanzanian in three rounds tonight.
Ugandan Kenneth ‘Bad News’ Odeke has promised to knock out his Tanzanian foe Sulemian Ashraf in three rounds when the two face off in the Liberation Day Super Fight at Lugogo tonight.
“According to my training, there is no way he will survive my quick punches,” Odeke said after the weigh-in yesterday. “I have him for 10 rounds but will restrict him to only three.”
Odeke needed only one round to knockout Kenyan James Omollo on his professional debut last April. He followed that up with a third round knockout over another Kenyan - Joseph Ayeko - in December last year.
During yesterday’s weigh-in at Centenary Park, Suleiman posted his usual 115kgs while Odeke weighed 91kgs.
“From what I observed during his shadow punches, he (Odeke) is very weak, ” said Suleiman. Although more experienced than Odeke, Suleiman has lost three of his previous four fights.
That record should be an encouragement for the Ugandan. “I’m much younger, quicker with my hands and faster with my footwork,” Odeke assured. “There is no way he (Suleiman) is going to beat me at my game.”
Uganda Boxing Union have organised the fight that will also see middle weight Ugandan Robert Kamya taking on Kenyan Mark Oliech in one of the undercards. Tickets will be up for sale at the gates for Shs20,000 (regular) and Shs50,000 (VIP).