Frank Kiwalabye gestures during the weigh in at Land Star Hotel in Makindye (Credit: David Isabirye)

One on One Boxing Show: Monday, 14th February 2022

Main Fight:

  • Frank Kiwalabye Vs Muhamed Kasaga (Super Feather – 59 Kg) – 10 Rounds

Entry Fees:

  • 20,000/= (Ordinary), 50,000/= (VIP) & 500,000/= (VVIP)
  • At Landstar Hotel, Makindye Lukuli road

*Gates open at 3 PM

After close to two years without any action because of the COVID-19 pandemic, professional boxing is back on the sporting spheres of Uganda’s social calendar.

Boxing die-hards will witness mouth-watering action on Valentines’ Day (14th February 2022) at Land Star Hotel in Makindye, Lukuli road in Kampala.

A number of bouts have been lined up as organized by the Uganda Boxing Promotion in conjunction with Uganda Professional Boxing Commission (UPBC).

The launch and weigh-in of the One On One boxing show at Land Star Hotel in Makindye on Sunday, 13th February 2022 (Credit: David Isabirye)

UBP director Abbey Mugayi alongside Maureen Mulangira graced the weigh-in event.

The main fight will be in the super feather weight catergory (59 Kg) as Frank Kiwalabye takes on Muhamed Kasaga.

Frank Kiwalabye (left) ready to fight Muhammed Kasaga (Credit: David Isabirye)

The two boxers, alongside the others on the undercard officially weighed-in on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at Land Star Hotel, the venue of the event.

Kiwalabye weighed 58.1 Kg, lighter than Kasaga (63.2 kg).

“I will floor him down because I am very experienced and have trained well for this bout. I cannot disappoint my fans on the night. I am more than ready” Kiwalabye vowed.

His counterpart Kasaga promised to stage a gallant fight, using the raw energy to bring down the “veteran”.

“I am not intimidated by his experience. In fact, he is old and I will use this to prove to him that he is outdated” Kasaga answered back.

Kiwalabye and Kasaga bout is slated to last 10 rounds, each of three minutes with a two-minute break.

Muhamed Kasaga talks with the promoters before being weighed (Credit: David Isabirye)
Frank Kiwalabye addresses the media at Land Star Hotel in Makindye on the eve of the fight against Muhamed Kasaga (Credit: David Isabirye)

Undercards:

A number of undercard fights are lined up to spice the evening on the day reserved to celebrate the lovers world-over.

Kenny “Da Mexico” Lukyamuzi takes on Jinja’s Frank Ngobi in the middle weight catergory (72 Kg) for 8 rounds.

Lukyamuzi weighed 76 Kgs to Ngobi’s 70.2 Kg.

Kenny Lukyamuzi weighed 74.8 Kg (Credit: David Isabirye)
Kenny “Da Mexico” Lukyamuzi during the inteview (Credit: David Isabirye)
Jinja’s Frank Ngobi during an interview (Credit: David Isabirye)
Frank Ngobi weighed 70.2 Kg (Credit: David Isabirye)

The super middle weight bout (76 kg) will be between Kamada Ntege and Ntambi for 6 rounds.

Ntege weighed 74.8 kgs whilst Ntambi has 75.2 kg.

Kamada Ntege weighs in. He is 74.8 Kg. His opponent, Ntambi weighed 75.2 kg (Credit: David Isabirye)

Sowali Ssentongo and Ssenyonjo will fight in the feather weight (57 kg)  for 6 rounds.

Ssentongo weighed 59.1 kg and Ssenyonjo had 58.9 kg.

In the light welter weight (63.5 kg), Abasi Sseguya shall battle Ibra Mubiru during the 4 round’s bout.

During the weigh-in, Sseguya had 69.3 kg and Mubiru weighed heavier on 69.9 kgs.

UPBC president Salim Uhuru who graced the weigh-in event expressed delight upon the return of professional boxing after a two-year limbo due to COVID-19.

Salim Uhuru, Uganda Professional Boxing Commission President addresses the media at Land Star Hotel, Makindye (Credit: David Isabirye)

He thus vowed to offer all the support required in the promotion of the sport in the country.

“I am happy that professional boxing and the rest of the sports disciplines return after two years without competitions due to COVID-19. As UPBC, we shall continue to offer all the necessary support possible” Uhuru revealed.

Gates open as early as 3 PM and action is expected to end late night.

Boxing Bouts:

Main Fight:

  • Frank Kiwalabye Vs Muhamed Kasaga (Super Feather – 59 Kg) – 10 Rounds

Undercards:

  • Kenny “Da Mexico” Lukyamuzi Vs Frank Ngobi (Middle – 72 Kg) – 8 Rounds
  • Kamada Ntege Vs Ntambi (Super Middle – 76 Kg) – 6 Rounds
  • Sowali Ssentongo Vs Ssenyonjo (Feather Weight – 57 kg) – 6 Rounds
  • Abasi Sseguya Vs Ibra Mubiru (Light welter – 63.5 Kg) – 4 Rounds

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

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