Uganda Boxing Federation has entered into a partnership with Boxing Promotion Company Probellum, both parties have officially announced.
The much anticipated partnership will seek to uplift and give local boxers a bigger platform.
UBF President Moses Muhangi had earlier hinted about the partnership during the launch of the inaugural Boxing Champions League before he travelled to Dubai to seal the deal.
Per the press release, Probellum will use its expertise to nurture, guide and train aspiring Ugandan fighters as they seek to progress in the world of boxing.
Moses Muhangi, President of the Uganda Boxing Federation, is quoted: “We are very excited about this great opportunity and 100 percent confident that, in Probellum, we now have the partner we need to position our talents worldwide and give them the opportunity to become global names.”
“Uganda has a rich history in the sport and we are determined to transform the country into Africa’s boxing powerhouse. This partnership with Probellum, a huge global brand, will allow us to achieve our ambitions.”
Probellum is a global boxing company that is seeking to become the most powerful and impactful boxing promoter around the world.
The new partnership, if it becomes a success, will likely open doors for more Ugandan boxers abroad given the barren market back at home.
“In terms of markets, Africa – and Uganda in particular – is a sleeping giant. Working with Moses Muhangi, we identified a completely new way of partnering with a national federation,” Harrison Whitman, Probellum’s Chief Strategy & Legal Officer is quoted.
“We focused on establishing this partnership with the Uganda Boxing Federation due to the enormous potential of the country.”
“The population of Uganda is very young, and they are passionate about boxing. This is the main ingredient for future success, and we would like to thank Moses and the whole Uganda Boxing Federation for placing their trust in Probellum. Together we are marking a new chapter for boxing in Africa.”
Probellum, launched in September, has signed over 20 fighters including the likes of Badou Jack, Ricky Burns, Nonito Donaire and Muhammad Waseem among others.
The Uganda Boxing Federation will seek to pick cream de la cream of fighters when the Champions League gets underway over the weekend at the Lugogo’s Indoor Arena.