14 April 2016

Uganda: Lusambya to Headline Big Show Bonanza

Kampala — Baltic Pro Box Promotions, the organisers of The Big Show have moved the boxing event due this Sunday 17 April, from Panamera Pub, in Naguru to MTN Arena-Lugogo.

Eddie Bazira, head of Baltic Promotions, says the change in venue is due to the unpredictable weather with occasional downpours nowadays.

"We changed the venue because Panamera is an open place which would scare away fans and potential sponsors imagining it occasionally rains, and heavily," Bazira explained to Daily Monitor yesterday. "We have now settled for MTN Arena-Lugogo which is an-all weather venue."

On the boxer's build-up, Bazira is confident the pugilists are in fine shape and ready to rumble. "All is well; they have had individual and group training sessions," Bazira said. By press time, the boxers were in final touches of preps with a collective training session at Mengo Social Centre.

Inside the ring, Badru Lusambya, a former continental super middleweight champ, will seek revenge on Kenyan James Onyango. Their first encounter at Simmers Restaurant in Nairobi, Kenya in 2010 ended in a draw which Lusambya attributes to injustice. Joe 'Vegas' Lubega, a former World Boxing Council-International (WBC-I) faces Samson John Ataro (Kenya); Mustafa Katende squares up with Kenny Lukyamuzi; as Ssenyange rematches Ayub "Saba-Saba" Wakasadha, among other bouts.

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