Umar Semata and Moses Golola Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Uganda’s number one prized kickboxer Moses Golola is undisputedly the best in the game at the moment.

Golola needed just three rounds to out-punch Umar Semata in the K1 epic rematch played at Freedom City, Namasuba along Entebbe road.

For the opening two rounds, the two fighters each had a different strategy.

Semata kicked most as Golola defended well and was successful with the powerful punches.

At one moment in the first round, Golola slid and touched the canvas.

Referee Abbey declaring Moses Golola as the fight winner
Umar “The Pain” Semata in the blue corner and Red Corner’s Moses “Of Uganda” Golola Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

In the second round, Golola’s powerful jabs landed onto the face of Semata.

Twice, Semata stumbled and fell to the canvas as he recovered to solider on.

Come the third round, Golola was more offensive.

Two uppercuts sent Semata down before Golola kicked as the opponent lay down.

At this moment, Semata did not recover. He ran to the ropes as his medical team assessed the situation.

Moses Golola (right) punches Umar Semata

He could not push on anymore. The crowd roared as Golola in the red corner resorted to his famous trademark dance jigs.

The night’s referee Abbey then declared Golola as the winner and the situation erupted.

Golola then echoed aloud: “God is good! I thank all my supporters, managers and sponsors led by Rock Boom. I am Golola Moses of Uganda, the king of Kickboxing in Uganda”

His fans chorused the tag line “Golola, Golola, Golola, Golola,….” As the party continued till late.

Moses Golola

Semata had won the first fight between these two fighters on points last year.

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

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