Tukamuhebwa best as Bombers mine gold in Kili

Joy Unheralded. The triumphant Bombers squad show off their respective medals from the Mount Kilimanjaro Boxing Open Championship. PHOTO | COURTESY

At the end of the day, Joshua Tukamuhebwa’s experience counted when he stopped Emmanuel Katema to clinch gold at the Mount Kilimanjaro Boxing Open Championship that ended Tuesday evening.

Tukamuhebwa, who came with three knockouts in as many fights in the Uganda Boxing Champions League, was not sharp enough albeit winning three decisions, but eventually won his way, with a stoppage against Katema in the third round. What’s more, after downing three Tanzanians, Tukamuhebwa was the only Ugandan to defeat a Zambian opponent in an invitational tournament aimed at prepping boxers for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, next month.

Three gold

Middleweight Yusuf Nkobeza won Uganda’s second gold medal, after stopping Tanzania’s Kevin Kipinge in the second round [ANS1] .

Jonah Kyobe bagged featherweight gold after winning his second bout against Emmanuel Marwa of Tanzania.

Welterweight Owen Kibira, who looked wired for gold, with two wins in his two fights, in two days, couldn’t survive Zambia’s Shaft Mandwe, settling for silver.

Teddy Nakimuli got a chance for revenge against Magreth Itembo, who had defeated her by unanimous decision in their first flyweight encounter on Sunday, but again the Zambian emerged victor, restricting Nakimuli to silver.


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