Uganda Boxer Joseph Lubega vow to silence his Egyptian counterpart
Uganda top Boxer Joseph Lubega has vowed to silence Egyptian Hany Atiyo in the vacant Light heavyweight contest to be staged on June 1st at Kampala’s Kyadondo Rugby ground in Lugogo.
Lubega vowed to treat Uganda Boxing fans to an exhilarating treat and prove his last victory against the same boxer was not by fluke.
‘I will be going flat out to defend my World Boxing Council (WBC) International title and make the day a memorable boxing outing. I am very happy. It indeed feels great. This has always been my dream. But most important, my fans are going to get a good treat.
The Uganda celebrated boxer won the WBC belt in September 2012. He say’s since then, he has always been training in the Gym to keep himself fit. His last fight was in February when he knocked out Kenya’s Mustapha Noor in the third round.
He said he was not worried with the anticipated large crowd expected from the Egyptian community staying in Uganda. ‘I do urge Ugandans to also turn up in big numbers or else we could be overwhelmed in support. You have seen these Egyptians in soccer. They can really be passionate.’ noted Lubega.
A father of two, the Ugandan Boxer said apart from the sport, his other main hobby is hanging around with his family and watching football where local favourite Express FC is his favourite team along with Manchester United and Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The Uganda Boxer who beat his Egyptian opponent in Cairo to win the African title avered that he was expected a tough fighting adding that beating an opponent twice is not easy.
“ I will not take any chance or underrate him. I know he will come out with his guns blazing but I have my own weapons to contain him. I promise to finish my job before the seventh round” he insisted.