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BOXING: ‘King Kong’ Wins Gold as 3 Ugandans Qualify for World Championship

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Welterweight Muzamir Kakande, popularly known as ‘King Kong’ on Sunday bagged gold after winning at the AIBA African Boxing Championships in Congo Brazzaville.

Kakande beat Merven Clair of Mauritius book a place in the World Boxing Championships that will take place in Hamburg in August 2017.

Uganda had sent nine boxers to the competition. Two others – super heavyweight David ‘The Dragon’ Ayiti and Bantamweight Geoffrey Kakeeto – won silver.

Although they lost their finals on Sunday, they too will head to Hamburg in August.

The number is a slump from four Ugandans who qualified for for the World Championship in Doha, Qatar, from the 2015 African championships.

 

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