Female boxer Ayo packing punch in preparation for Boxing Day duel

Face Of A Warrior. Veronica Ayo means business. PHOTO BY ABDUL NASSER SSEMUGABI

What you need to know:

  • On Saturday she said she weighed only 58kg but beat her opponent who was 65.8kg.

KAMPALA. With her black Legend gloves, Veronica Ayo hits the pads like thunder. With a hand speed of a bullet. She screams like real fighters do. Her power somehow shaking her coach Abu Kikenwa, a man almost three times her weight. She is marvellous.
“I don’t know whether her jaw is strong enough, but if it isn’t she should start eating mberenge [hard corn], because she is going to face a lion in the ring,” Ayo said as she paused play for the interview.

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