KAMPALA. Boxers Moses Golola and Ongom Kizito, aka Kasumaali have been given the greenlight to sort their unfinished business in the middle of Wilson Road in downtown Kampala, on Heroes Day.
The two were meant to face off on the Muhammad Ssebyala-Badru Lusambya undercard on December 26, 2018 but did not because they failed to match in weight. Each camp has since accused the other of avoiding the fight.
But for the last two months both fighters have returned to gym, putting in all the mitt work ahead of the second chance, which was yesterday confirmed to happen in the space between Titanic and Sunset Arcade opposite Pioneer Mall.
“A boxing event in the middle of the street is unique and exciting and I expect the promoter to follow the rules to set a good example for others,” professional boxing president Salim Uhuru said yesterday.
“I commend the relevant authorities: KCCA, Police and Ministry of Works for being supportive,” said Eddie Gombya, the executive director, Step by Step Promotions “And after their permission, we shall do everything to make this unique arrangement a success. Boxing belongs to the streets, let’s bring to the streets.
“We shall block the streets but have maximum security. Good enough June 9 is a Sunday and a public holiday, so we won’t hinder business.”
Ivan Nduhura, OC Operation Kampala Central Police Station, witnessed the event’s official launch on Wilson Road in which both fighters demonstrated shadow boxing and verbal jabs.
Unlike the December arrangement, which was meant to be a National Light Heavyweight contest, this one is a non-title middleweight affair.
DATE: June 9, Heroes Day
VENUE: Wilson Road, Kampala
FEES: VIP: Shs20,000;