Uganda women pugilists to miss-out on 2023 season in India

For the first in the history of amateur boxing, Uganda women boxers would be in India for the world championship.

Unfortunately, this time also Uganda boxing federation  will not be  sending a team of women pugilists to the Women’s World Boxing Championship to be staged in New Delhi, India from March 15th to -26th this year.

The Uganda boxing federation (UBF) confirmed on Wednesday the Women’s World Boxing Championship in India that opens the federation’s calendar of events for this year.

The executive committee of the boxing body said the release of the calendar was among the major issues discussed in the federation’s first meeting in Kampala this week.

Besides releasing the calendar of events, the meeting also discussed the federation’s implementation plans for the year 2023, the president’s appointment to fill vacant positions, and the African boxing championship that will be hosted in Tanzania.

According to the Uganda boxing federation’s President Moses Muhangi, the next event for this year is the Region 3 meeting in Dar es Salaam from April 11th to 18th this year that will bring boxing leaders from 14 countries together.

He said the third event in the calendar is the men’s World Boxing Championship to be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from May 1st to 14th this year.

“It will be a hectic season as we have set goals that we are sure to achieve in a bid to develop amateur boxing in this country and build good cooperation with foreign organizations but as I always say all this goes back to government funding that as federations we have to receive through National council of sports (NCS) that we aren’t getting,” said Muhangi

“We have missed the World women’s boxing championship, we shall be sending a team to the African boxing championship, it’s high time we need to start preparing these national teams if we are to get results but the whole financial year 2022-2023 we never received any single government funding,” he added.

In addition, Yesterday Uganda boxing federation to celebrate women’s day organized a competition with winners walking away with prizes at the Lugogo MTN indoor arena yesterday.

On his part, UBF president Muhangi , said his main goal is  to take boxing to international levels because right now boxing is a sport that has been given priority like other sports.

“We have planned strategies and plans that we will be able to promote and give power to part boxing to a greater extent. 

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