Ssebute takes sparring to street ahead of Swedi fight

Thursday September 26 2019

Street Warrior. Ssebute (L) sparring against

Street Warrior. Ssebute (L) sparring against Richard ‘Ring Doctor’ Ddamulira near the New Taxi Park. PHOTO BY A.N SSEMUGABI 

By ABDUL-NASSER SSEMUGABI

Just days to his much-anticipated fight for the East and Central Africa Boxing Union super flyweight title on Friday, boxer Abdul Ssebute raised his fans’ attention with a series of sparring sessions in downtown Kampala Monday morning.

Ssebute, the main fighter, sampled the fans of what he is cooking for Tanzanian Muhamed Swedi at the MTN Arena Lugogo.

He took turns trading blows with Richard Ddamulira and two others in his weight range, and surprisingly heavyweight Musa Ntege, a man nearly three times his size and height.
Ntege, himself is prepping for the regional cruiserweight title against Tanzanian prize fighter Paul Kamatha.

Not bothered
After serious exchanges with middleweight John Sserunjogi in front of Ham Shopping Mall, Nakivubo and Mukwano Acarde, Ntege caught the eye of bystanders, boda-boda cyclists and taxi operators, when he took off his vest as his smaller colleagues took turns hitting his toned belly, with him not bothered at all.

Sserunjogi, who faces Juma Waiswa for the regional middleweight title, spared time to update his followers on the fight date, venue and entrance fees.
“Most of our fans are in these places so we came to remind them of the event,” Nara Promotions’ Hussein Babu said of the drive.

“They liked the show and I hope they come in big numbers on Friday.”
He added that the belts are already in the country and the Tanzanian opponents were expected in last night ahead of tomorrow’s weigh-in.

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OTHER TITLE SHOTS

FRIDAY SEP 27, MTN ARENA
Regional Middleweight Title
John Sserunjogi vs. Juma Waiswa
Regional Cruiserweight Title
Musa Ntege vs. Paul Kamatha
National Super Lightweight
Mubarak Sseguya vs. Wilber Ssuuna

assemugabi@ug.nationmedia.com

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