Apolot holds some of her belts won Credit: E.Onyango

Reign of Giants II Kickboxing Night (WKF Inter-continental fights):

  • Saturday, 13th May 2017 – At the Lugogo Indoor Arena
  • Entry Fees: 10,000 (Ordinary), 50,000 (VIP) & 500,000 (VVIP)
Patricia Apolot (middle) poses with her belts Credit: E.Onyango

Days after winning in Greece, Uganda’s leading female Kickboxer, Patricia Apolot hopes to make lighter work of Austria’s Carina Greimel when they face-off this Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Lugogo Indoor Arena in Kampala.

Apolot defeated Greece’s Katerina Abdalla during the European Championships held at the Greek resort town of Santorini from May 1–7, 2017 and in the process retained her International title.

She returns to the ring this weekend in Kampala aiming to defend her Intercontinental Title against another European, Greimel from Austria.

Christened the ‘Black Pearl’, Apolot has won six international titles.

On December 2, 2016, she stopped Egypt’s Lakrech Yosrah in the second round to capture her maiden African title during the inaugural Reign of the Giants tournament.

Speaking during a press conference in Kampala on Wednesday, Charles Mugasa noted that they will continue to support the development of sports in the country.

We made a deliberate decision to support the development of sports because when sportsmen and women shine, the national pride is enhanced.

Our promise is that we shall continue to stand by Patricia Apolot, the ‘Black Pearl’ in her quest for regional, continental and international glory

[/media-credit] Patricia Apolot displays her medal and belts on Wednesday during the press conference

Apolot, 25, is confident of a home victory despite the back to back fights in a space of less than 10 days.

I have been training very hard and this being the third time I am defending my title, I am only waiting for the bell to go off. I know she (Carina) is a good fighter; I watched her while I was in Europe and noted we had similar fighting styles. I know we shall give you a very good fight.

It has been a hectic schedule but my coach and I are determined to see to it that all these titles are retained.

I have great confidence in my abilities and with God’s grace, I will make it.

She will be travelling to Hungary in June 2017 for yet another international fight. Her plan also includes a fight in August 2017 in her homeland, Teso.

Reign of the Giants II also has other mouthwatering ties lined up. Alex Matsiko and Shakey ‘Breaker Breaker’ Mubiru will also be fighting for titles.

Pro challenge:

The toughest challenge on the night could be posed by Alexander Dokter who will enjoy a duel with Uganda’s Alex Matsiko.

Dokter, who is a proven prize fighter with a Pro Austrian Kickboxing Champion belt to his name after just 21 fights (17 wins, 4 losses), is expected into the country on May 11.

Club Styrian Fighters athlete stands at 1.75m and is only aged 28 will find a hungry fighter who is determined to raise his stock in Uganda’s Matsiko that is fittingly nicknamed Lion Heart.

Shakey “Breaker Breaker” Mubiru takes on Kenya’s Kevin Miruka in yet another contest.

There are six under card fights lined up on the busy night.

Main Fights:

Patricia Apolot vs. Carina Greimel
Alex Matsiko vs. Alexander Dokter
Shakey Mubiru vs. Kevin Miruka

Under-Cards:

Kayongo vs. Wakasanda

Abbas vs. Musa

Sserujogi vs. Kenny

Sseguya vs. Miiro

Agwang vs. Among

Mbikwaya vs. Khalifan

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

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