Ugandan boxer Lusambya wins ABU title fight

14:49, October 21, 2009      

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Ugandan boxer Badru Lusambya has returned to Kampala with a technical knockout in an Africa Boxing Union (ABU) super welterweight contest against Tanzanian Idd Kigula at Little Flowers over the weekend.

The African light middleweight champion was making his first appearance on Sunday in the ring in Uganda since 2007 and finished off his opponent in the second round of a 12-round title fight dubbed Game On.

It took him one minute and seven seconds to finish off the work with a stanza of combinations to the Tanzanian's head, forcing referee Said Tebazalwa to halt the fight to save Kigula from further punishment.

Lusambya, who is eyeing a world title, is now 21-1-1 (19 KOs) while Kigula fell to 9-14-5 (3 KOs). The Tanzanian was a replacement for Mada Maugo who failed a late fitness test.

"I wanted to return to Kampala with a win. This is for my fans and I am expecting better and bigger fights later in the year," Lusambya was quoted by the state-owned New Vision daily on Tuesday as saying.

Source: Xinhua
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