Two Ugandan Boxing coaches have been shortlisted to take part in the AIBA (International Boxing Association) 3-Star Coaches Course that will be held during the 2021 Asian Elite Men and Women
Championship in Dubai from 21 May – 1 June, 2021.
The ugandan pair, all male, who have already confirmed their participation are; Tony Sekabira and Vicky Byaruhanga, who subscribe to UPDF and KCCA Boxing Clubs respectively.
The exercise has attracted 30 participants from across three confederations, that is; Africa, America and Asia. Seven females (one from Africa and six from Asia) are in the mix.
The schedule for the course will be as follows:
• Arrival date: May 21, 2021
• Theory & practical: May 22 – 26, 2021
• Theory Examination : May 27, 2021
• Practical Evaluation : May 28 – 29, 2021
• Departures: May 30, 2021
Meanwhile, in the wake of international travel restrictions to India, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), in consultation with Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC), decided to conduct the upcoming 2021 edition of the ASBC Asian Elite Men and Women Boxing Championships in Dubai. The event is now be organised by BFI in association with UAE Boxing Federation.
The prestigious tournament was earlier scheduled to take place between May 21 to 31 at Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in New Delhi. BFI had also received the NOC from the Sports Ministry to host the tournament and the preparations were in full swing. However, with the newly-imposed international travel restrictions from many countries due to the prevailing pandemic situation, BFI and ASBC jointly took a decision to relocate the tournament.