The World Boxing Council through its program WBC Covid-19 relief fund has provided financial support to six Uganda Professional Boxers.
The relief fund was handed over to the beneficiaries by Maureen Mulangira a former Boxer and UPBC treasurer at function that was graced by the Uganda Professional Boxing Commission President Salim Uhuru at Mukwano Mall.
The beneficiaries each received Shs 2.7M, these are Badru Lusambya (2004, 2009 ABU Superwelter weight champion), Joseph Vegas Lubega ( 2012 ABU Light Welterweight Champion), Davis Lusimbo (2002 ABU Super Lightweight champion), Francis Kiwanuka “Macho” (1999 ABU Super featherweight champion), Michael Kizza (2002 ABU Super featherweight champion) and Joseph Kiwanuka.
“During this horrendous Covid-19 pandemic the World Boxing Council has come out and supported six Uganda Professional Boxers who won and competed for various WBC titles with a relief fund. Each Boxer has received Shs 2,700,00 cash to help them and their families during this coronavirus turmoil.” Mulangira stated.
The World Boxing Council (WBC) is one of four major organizations which sanctions professional boxing bouts, alongside the World Boxing Association (WBA), International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Organization (WBO).
The COVID-19 pandemic upended all areas of life and sports is no exception. Social distancing measures, brought in to limit the spread of coronavirus, have had a significant effect on sporting fixtures globally.