Date: Friday 26th July.
Venue: Lugogo Arena.
Entry Fee: Ordinary Shs10,000, VIP 50,000 VVIP 100,000
Uganda’ fast-rising heavyweight professional boxer Shafik Kiwanuka has vowed to bring down the Congolese fighter Mbikayi Tyson on his knees in the first round in a non-title contest this Friday.
The Journey to the World Championship fight will take place at the MTN Sports Arena in Lugogo.
Kiwanuka who will be making his second professional fight told the press during the weigh-in exercise at Bukasa that he is in good shape and ready to take on Mbikayi.
‘I am mentally and physically fit because I have been feeding and training well. I will like to confirm to every Ugandan that the Killing Machine is ready to fight and I will teach him English”,
Stated Kiwanuka who knocked out Kenya’s David Kamara in his first professional fight early this year.
Mbikayi flanked by his trainer Anthony Mwamba vowed to put up a spirited fight saying he didn’t fly all the way from Congo to lose against Kiwanuka.
‘I don’t know much about my Ugandan opponent but just know am not here for comedy. I didn’t travel from Congo to Uganda to eat food but I came to fight and I’m not here to lose the fight.”
Noted Mbikayi whose fight record stands at eight fights with seven wins and one draw.
Kiwanuka who is under the management of Great Strikers International and trained by an All Africa Gold medalist Abdul Tebazalwa.
Kiwanuka ‘Killing Machine’ weighed 97kg while Mbikayi was 110kg.
In the undercards, Latib Muwonge will face Sadam Mukasa in the junior welterweight bout as Sageant Aldina Muzeeyi of UPDF takes on corporal Ben Sajabi of Police in a featherweight contest.
Saul Male will face Ondongo Seletino (middle weigh), Hudson Muhumuza will take on Kagwa Isaac in heavyweight fight whereas Mercy Akyayo will face Sharon Kyomukama in the superfly ladies fight.