Celestine Mindra

Uganda Professional Boxing Commission president Celestino Mindra, is set to quit the running of the professional boxing body when his term in office expires next year.

“I will not be seeking a third term in office its stipulated in our consistition that I cannot seek another one,” Mindra told Kawowo sports. “I had earlier stated that I will be hanging up and concentrate on my private life.”

The 56 year old boxing administrator has been at the helm of professional boxing since 1999 after the death of Col Jet Mwebaze and won a second term in 2008 unopposed he has also held several top posts in world boxing bodies like World Boxing Council, where he was a member of the board of directors, he was once president of Commonwealth Boxing Council and is the secretary of Africa Boxing Union at the same time he was also a member of WBC ratings committee.

“I am glad to have served boxing in this country at a professional level now its time to retire,” Mindra said. “I would like to see people showing interest in replacing me and I know there capable candidates.”

Mindra is remembered having been the first president to host a ABU convention in Uganda in 2005.

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