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Debutant Kiwanuka hopes for a wining start

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Buchanan (L), Kiwanuka (C) and Uhuru during the sponsorship unveiling at Buchanan's home in Muyenga on Tuesday

After announcing his entry into professional boxing late last year, heavy weight Shafik Kiwanuka looks forward to have a winning start to the new career by knocking down an experienced Obadiah Mwangi. The ‘the killing machine’ will fight the Kenyan opponent on March 22, 2019 against Kenyan at Lugogo indoor stadium in a six-round non title main bout of the night. “I am in shape and ready for the fight. I thank my coach Abdul Tebazalwa and the Big Strikers International for proper management. I am training well and getting better each day,” noted Kiwanuka, whose move to professional boxing was motivated by the controversial miss out to last year’s (2018) Commonwealth games in Australia. The towering 23-year old pugilist was signed by Big Strikers International for five years in a deal worth Shs20m per year –which totals to Shs100m. The deal was unveiled to the media on Tuesday in Muyenga in the presence of Big Strikers international chairman Sam Buchanan, Uganda professional boxing commission (UPBC) President Salim Uhuru, the boxer Kiwanuka among others. Before the main bout on the night, Robert Kamya will battle Charles Kakande in 10 rounds, Latib Muwonge faces Kenneth Kaunda in 6 rounds, Mudde Ntambi returns from sabbatical against Robert Mudawo for 8 rounds, Hudson Muhumuza takes on Roderick Okot in 8 rounds while Fahad Mayombwe fights James Kayongo in 6 rounds.

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