Category Archives: Boxing

Tyson Fury Knocks out Stubborn Deontary Wilder again in WBC heavyweight trilogy fight

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Tyson Fury Knocks out Stubborn Deontary Wilder in heavyweight trilogy fight. Whisper Eye News

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Tyson Fury knocks out Deontay Wilder again to retain WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas thriller.

Boxing: Can Oleksandr Usyk overcome Joshua?

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The big question going into the fight between WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua against Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Tottenham, London, on Saturday night, is, can the smaller Usyk overcome the weight and height advantages of the defending champion?

Olympics: Uganda’s boxer Ssemujju eliminated

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Olympics: Uganda’s boxer Ssemujju eliminated. Whisper Eye News

Uganda’s second boxer in Tokyo Olympics games, David Ssemujju Kavuma ejected.

Fight talk: Floyd Mayweather,Logan Paul ,Tony Fury

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Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather

In a packed Fight Talk this week we look at how the boxing world reacted to Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition bout with Logan Paul in Miami on Sunday.

We also review Daniel Dubois and Tommy Fury’s wins on Saturday night and discuss the latest social media spats, with lightweight champion Devin Haney and rival Ryan Garcia involved in a Twitter back-and-forth, while Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and his former promoter Oscar de la Hoya exchange words

Bombers intensify training in non-residential camp ahead of Tokyo Olympics

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The national boxing team, the Bombers have stepped up preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in their non-residential camp at National Council of Sports Lugogo.

The Bomber’s team comprises Shadir Musa Bwogi, David Ssemujju and Catherine Nanziri the first Uganda woman boxer to qualify for the Olympic Games.

The Bombers head coach, Twaibu Mayanja, says that they called up the team for non-residential camp training to kickoff serious preparations.  

He says that the team has little time to shape the boxers compared to their competitors who entered training Camps earlier this year.

Mayanja also says that they will hold some friendly games with players from Zambia within three months to expose the players before their final departure for Tokyo Japan for the games.

Team Captain Shadir Musa Bwogi says that the training is so far good and he is doing his role to unite his teammates whom he expects to put a good performance.

Catherine Nanziri says she the non-residential training is so effective compared to the normal training sessions, adding that she is focused on regaining her fitness levels.

David Semujju, who plays middleweight, says that he has been training individually and researching about others boxer before the non-residential training camp.

The team received a boost of Shillings 2 million from African Chocolate Company to enhance its training. This is in addition to Shillings 54 million they received from ABSA Bank to cater for the players preparing for the Olympic Games.

The Bombers had initially only secured one player  “Shadir Musa Bwogi” for the Tokyo Olympics 2021 who defeated Ghana’s Jessie Lartey in the welterweight African Olympic Boxing Qualifiers in Dakar, Senegal.

However, Nanziri, a flyweight fighter and Semujju middleweight secured their tickets for the games courtesy of the latest International Olympic Committee IOC Boxing Task Force arrangement of qualifying Fifty-three quota places basing on rankings.  Ssemuju is joint-fifth in the world men’s middleweight (75kg) and second in Africa, with 300 points.

He qualified because African top seed Younes Nemouchi of Algeria, who defeated him in the semifinal in Dakar, had already got his ticket to Tokyo while Nanziri ranks fourth on the continent with 200 points.

She, therefore, qualified as she came number four in Africa after Rabab Cheddar of Morocco, Roumaysa Boulam of Algeria and Christine Ongare of Kenya who beat her in the box off.  

It’s how it ended in tears – Aldrine Nsubunga

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It’s how it ended. In tears.

Let’s be clear – Uganda is ranked 15th, Malawi 32nd and South Sudan 47th on the continent in the latest CAF rankings.

It’s Malawi and South Sudan that have accounted for Uganda’s failure to qualify for 2022 AFCON. Both defeated Uganda 1-0 in Group B.

Farouk Miya has scored just 1 goal for Cranes since 2019. He has scored 8 goals for his Turkish club Konyaspor in 2 years. Emmanuel Okwi has scored just 2 goals for his Egyptian club Al Ittihad in 2 years.

Dillian Whyte stops stubborn Povetkin with KO

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Dillian Whyte flattened Alexander Povetkin with a huge left hook after an inspired performance to gain redemption in their rematch in Gibraltar on Saturday night.

Whyte had Povetkin on the brink of a knockout throughout their second heavyweight battle and closed the show dramatically, returning the favour after he lost to the Russian last year.

A fight that balanced destruction and discipline from Whyte has propelled him back near the front of the queue of contenders in the division where Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are set to decide the undisputed champion.