Yusuf Babu has been named the January Real Stars Sports Awards best boxer.
This was the fourth edition of these monthly awards organised by Real Stars Sports Agency and sponsored by Top Boy promotions company, Victory school of beauty and Jude Colour solutions.
In a function held at Khalifah Executive suits, Bugolobi on Monday, Babu (COBAP) beat Bombers captain Shadir Musa (East Coast) and 2019 national Open best boxer Adnan Yasin (Mutajazi) to the accolade.
All the trio are champions in their respective weights from last month’s historical national open but Babu, who switched from Middle to heavy weight stood out by two knockouts. “Babu had two KOs, Adnan had one while Shadir didn’t have any but all had exciting shows,” Mukasa further explained.
Babu, Adnan and Shadir are the heavy, light weight and welter weight champions respectively. Although Babu won the accolade designed in his picture by Jude colour solutions and a cash prize from the awards organisers, the trio also got Shs100,000 each from Top Boy promotions company director Phillip Munabi.
“We want to find a top boy (girl) in every sport and that is why we have partnered with Real Stars Sports Agency to motivate the athletes. We promote boxing at the professional level for the start but we are heading into other sport soon. We were also behind the national open organisation,” noted Munabi, who hailed the organizers.
The other special guests were Henry Zimbe, the Jude Colour solutions promotions manager and Asuman Lubowa (Ndejje University Technical Director), who formerly worked as FUFA Technical Director and Uganda Cranes Coach.