Juuko Optimistic About New UBF Leadership


drugs geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>In an exclusive interview, Juuko told ChimpSport that “we just have to wait and see what they (new leadership) do for the game before we can say anything’’.

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After failure to follow the own drawn calendar, the Uganda Boxing Federation suffered harsh criticism in regard to the missed intermediate boxing tournament that was scheduled to take place this month.

The tournament that engages all the boxers who got to semi finals in the novices was pushed to next year yet the organisers themselves are not sure of the exact date.

Juuko has urged the current Federation, headed by Kenneth Gimugu, to always seek advice from experienced people in the game of boxing.

“They need to get advice from people with experience. You can’t prepare a tournament before finding out where you will get the money to run the programme till it ends,” pointed out Juuko.

But when asked if exactly he can come in to advise, Juuko wasn’t clear about it as he lamented, “but you very well know that I tried to assist in any way but I was frustrated. What should I have done?’’.

Uganda boxing fraternity has been in wrangles for a while to the extent of turning boxers to pro with less than five fights at the amateur level!

Now that much has been settled, Ugandan boxers have hopes of taking part in the 2016 Brazil Olympics plus the Common wealth games to be hled next year in Scotland.


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