Africa Boxing Championships: Tukamuhebwa Advances To Quarters

Uganda’s Joshua Tukamuhebwa has advanced to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Africa Boxing Championships.

Uganda is represented by seven boxers for an event that got underway on Monday in Maputo, Mozambique.

Bombers captain eliminated Come Horonfei of Central African Republic in the light welterweight category.

Tukamuhebwa who had a good run in the Commonwealth games in Birmingham, proved too good for his opponent before the Referee stopped the Contest in the second round.

Commonly known as the ring punisher or the hard puncher, Tukamuhebwa will be settling for nothing less than a medal at the games.

He will return to action on Tuesday 13th September with a quarterfinal bout against Mauritius’ Colin Richamo.

Two other Uganda Boxers had bouts on the opening day; Isaac Zebra Ssenyange bowed out after losing his fight against Claire Melvin of Mauritius in the Light middle weight.

Kibira Owen progressed to the quarterfinals after win with a walk over when his opponent Mbaya Fiston from DR. Congo failed to show up.

A couple of Uganda Boxers will be in action on Tuesday alongside the team captain.Nakimuli Teddy will be up against Bagao Hellen of Mozambique in the Light fly weight ladies category quarterfinals.

Kyobe Jonah who received a bye in the preliminary round will start his journey in the quarterfinals up against Tchouta Mbianda in the feather weight category.

Kibira Owen will also return in action on Tuesday against Egyptian boxer Elsayed Omar in the welterweight category.

The new addition to the Bombers team Mukiibi Idris will start his journey in the national colours on Wednesday in the quarterfinals round up against Salah Orabi alomgside Nkobeza Yusufu also in action against Collin Joshua Aaron.

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