Over 35 schools from across the nation will try to dethrone last year champions Bweyogerere SSS as the 2019 Uganda boxing federation (UBF) schools championship commences this Monday till March 31 at MTN Arena, Lugogo.
The boxers first underwent medical examination and weigh-in over the weekend before action starts today. According to UBF President Moses Muhangi, only boys and girls under 17 years of age will be allowed to participate. “We are happy that there is an increase in schools participation. Schools are the backbone of boxing in Uganda and to make the sport great again, we have to embrace schools competitions,” noted Muhangi.
The schools competition comes a month after a well-organised national open championship at the same venue.