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15.03.2005 Sports News

Abdu Amidu In ABU Title Fight

By Monitor (Kampala)
Abdu Amidu In ABU Title Fight
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Ugandan Lightweight hotshot Peter 'Boyz Boyz' Ssemo will challenge Ghanian Abdu Amidu for the Africa Boxing Union (ABU) title.

The fight is slated for June 19. It's one of the championship fights to grace the ABU Convention that will be held June 16-18 at Hotel Equatoria in Kampala.

Ssemo versus Amidu is a highly billed match-up of both unbeaten fighters. Amidu, 10-0 (9kos) captured the ABU lightweight after beating compatriot Ben Ankrah crown in 2003 in Accra. This will be Amidu's first fight outside Ghana since turning professional three years ago.

Fresh from a one-year training stint in London, Ssemo (8-0) says he has the 'steel' to take out his Ghanian opponent. The knockout specialist (all his 8 wins are by ko) resumed training at KBC gym in Nakivubo Stadium last weekend.

In the January ABU rankings, Boyz Boyz was ranked 9th among the challengers for the super featherweight title but he has moved up to take a swipe at the lightweight crown.

The June 19 card will also feature Ugandan ABU super welterweight champion Badru Lusambya against a yet to be named (TBA) opponent in a WBC-International title contest.

Meanwhile, Uganda Professional Boxing Commission president Celestine Mindra has praised Mbale promoters, Lion Man Productions, who are organising their maiden professional fight in eastern town. The fight to co-feature heavyweights from Sweden and DR Congo against homeboys is slated for Good Friday, March 25 at Mbale Stadium.

"They are doing a great job, everything is in place and I think it's going to be a well-organised contest," Mindra remarked yesterday. He visited Mbale last Friday.

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