Uganda has been given a chance to host this year’s Africa Boxing Union convention that is set for June 4-6 at Hotel Africana, it will be the country’s second time that they are hosting this convention.
Uganda Professional Boxing Commission, the professional boxing governing body will be hosting the event that will be attended by the ABU president Houcine Houichi, from Tunisia and all the executive of the Union that includes former Uganda Professional Boxing Commission President Celestino Mindra, who is the bodies general secretary.
Uganda last hosted the ABU convention in 2006 with 35 African nations taking part.
The convention will have the union members discussing developments of the sports and new regulations together with members working on fourthcoming boxing fights and the new rankings at the same time.
Former WBC International light heavweight champion Joey “Fabulous” Lubega will take on Kenya’s and Africa Boxing Union light heavyweight champion David Wanyonyi to spice up the convention.
The other support fights will see Uganda’s David Kiwalabye taking on Tanzania’s Joseph Kimbele while Uganda’s Mustapha Katende will vie for the vacant ABU middleweight title against Kenya’s James Onyango.
While Super middleweight Farouk Daku is yet to get an opponent. The organisers of the convention expect 49 African countries to take part.