Lubega Retains World Title


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In the fourth, Lubega hurt Atiyo with a hard left punch in his ribs and unloaded a flurry when the challenger wobbled and fell on the floor in pain. Atiyo was never hit flat as Lubega threw with abandon, but he didn’t answer with any punches and South African referee Thabo Spampool didn’t hesitate to step in to call it going in the fifth round.

“That is the game and it has been fair Vegas has won but we must work for the come back of my fighter otherwise Vegas is a good fighter,” Richard Muebo Atiyo’s Nigerian manager confessed.

“I promised my people that I will make them proud by defending the belt here. Thank you everyone who has believed in me from the start,” the 2002 Commonwealth silver medalist joyously told the crowd at Kyadondo.

Muaythai kickboxer Umar Semata won the World Muaythai belt against Australian Rhys Karakriacos while former Africa super bantamweight champion Sande ‘Swico’ Kizito knocked out another Egyptian Atef Mohammed in the third round in a non-title fight.


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