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- June | 7 – 19 AOB Final World Olympic Games Qualifier, Baku, Azerbaijan
Despite posting a murky performance at the just-concluded African Olympic qualifying tournament in the Cameroonian capital of Yaoundé, Bombers — as Uganda’s boxing team is known have another chance to qualify more fighters for Rio 2016.
Mike Sekabembe (super heavyweight), Willy Kyakonye (heavyweight), and Sula Segawa (lightweight) among other local based boxers who fell flat in Yaounde will have another shot at the big cake after Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) announced that they will send more boxers to the last 2016 Olympic Games qualifiers in Baka, Azerbaijan.
Kenneth Gimugu, president of the Federation told said that although they have already qualified two boxers (Sweden-based boxers Kennedy Katende and Ronald Sserugo) for the Olympics, they will send more to Azerbaijan for the event which runs June 7-19th. Both Katende and Serugo made their Olympics debuts in 2008, the last and only time they were to the Games.
Jackson “Action” Asiku, a Ugandan/Australian amateur flyweight and professional feather/super featherweight is expected among others to take part in the Baka qualifier. He is ranked No. 18 at featherweight by the IBO.