By Mirembe Martina
The national boxing captain has taken Ugandan boxing to the professionals after he managed to score himself a professional fight.
Zebra Ssenyange was the captain of the national boxing team during the All Africa Games and after several amateur fights; he has landed himself a professional fight which is going to take place on June 29th.
“I am done with amateur. It’s time I started earning money off my sweat,” he announced. Zebra has been involved in amateur fights for a period of 15 years and in his career, he has so far won 195 fights and lost only 19 of them which make him good enough to get the professional gig come June 29th.
Ssenyange Zebra who is 31 years old will fight against Patrick Mote from Kenya in an event marked by five fight cards. Robert Kamya is also going to fight against Charles Kakandein a national super middle weight title fight at the arena at Garden City Roof Top in Kampala.
Some of the promoters of the fight are Big Strikers International and the promoter’s Chief Executive, Kavuma Kabenge promised the fans to have a good time during the launch of the fights at Hotel Africana on Tuesday. Explaining the choice of venue, Kabenge said they wanted to boost the boxing standards. “It is time even the middle class was drawn to the sport,” said Kabenge.
Fans will also be treated to heavyweight action between Kenneth Odeke against Kenya’s Joseph Ayeko.