February 23

WKF welterweight title fight

Sharif Bukenya (Uganda) v Jarkko Jussila (Finland)

Uganda’s new kick boxing sensation, Sharif “The General ” Bukenya has vowed to crash Finnish opponent, Jarkko Jussila by the 5th round in the WKF Inter continental Welterweight contest slated for February 23 at Freedom City, Najjanankumbi on Entebbe road.

“I promise, I will hit him hard and by the fifth round, he will have nightmares”, the bearded Sharif, who is ranked 15th in the whole world vowed.

This 10 round full contact fight will be supervised by the World Kickboxing Federation Executive Director Friedrich Exenberger, who arrives in Uganda on Thursday.

Exenberger’s travel to Uganda is sponsored by Ethiopian Airlines, who offered a $ 1,040 air ticket for the official from Frankfurt. Germany.

Jussilla, who hails from Vaasa in Finland, has 10 wins and three losses. He was born on 28th June 1979 while Bukenya,27 has won all his five fights. He is ranked 10th in the WKF ratings.

One of the undercard fights will have another fighter from Finland, Seifulia Shamil taking on Uganda’s Abu Kikenwa in a five round contest. Other unders are: Richard Damulira  taking on Andrew Maseruka,  Abdulatif Deyongera vs Pieneeto Mwesigwa,  Shaki Mubiru vs  Oscar Sewankambo and Ali Uhuru vs Joy Kateregga.

The Fininsh duo of Jussila and Shamil arrives Thursday morning. They are expected to visit one of the charity homes in Uganda and make donations on Friday.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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