Shafik Kiwanuka to battle Egyptian Samy for UBC International title

DAVID GOMBE

Ugandan Pugilist Shafik Kiwanuka aka Killing Machine will face off with Egyptian Samy Abdalla in the UBC International heavyweight championship on 29th May, 2020.

Managed by Great Strikers promotions, in partnership with the International University of East Africa (IUEA), Kiwanuka’s beat Zambia’s Dube Thamsang to claim the WBF Africa heavyweight title in November last year.

While addressing the press on Thursday at IUEA, Kiwanuka expressed his optimism

It’s another opportunity for me to raise the Ugandan flag. I have some good months to train and i can only assure my fans victory in May.” Stated Kiwanuka.

His opponent, Samy is a 29 year old Egyptian with five bouts to his name. He has four wins and one technical draw. His last fight was a victory over fellow countryman Mourad Omar in November last year.

Come May, 29 the two muscular boxers will lock horns at IUEA Auditorium in Kansanga.

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