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UBF Gets Global Partner to Promote Amateur Boxing in Uganda

“The population of Uganda is very young, and they are passionate about boxing, which is the main ingredient for future success, and we would like to thank Moses and the whole Uganda Boxing Federation for placing their trust in Probellum t mark a new chapter for boxing in Africa,” Harrison Whitman said .
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Uganda Boxing Federation -UBF has announced that they have entered a long-term partnership with a professional boxing promotion company, Probellum in a bid to develop the boxing sport in the country.

The deal will see several talented amateur fighters in Uganda and be given a platform to showcase their abilities on a global level.

The strategic partnership ensures Probellum will use its expertise to nurture, guide and train aspiring Ugandan fighters as they seek to progress in the world of boxing.

Harrison Whitman, Probellum’s Chief Strategy & Legal Officer says they have realised that African boxing federations need to be supported to help local boxers rise their talents in terms of markets. 

"Working with Moses Muhangi, we identified a completely new way of partnering with a national federation," he said. "We focused on establishing this partnership with the Uganda Boxing Federation due to the enormous potential of the country".

“The population of Uganda is very young, and they are passionate about boxing," he went on. "This is the main ingredient for future success, and we would like to thank Moses and the whole Uganda Boxing Federation for placing their trust in Probellum. Together we are marking a new chapter for boxing in Africa.”

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Moses Muhangi, President of the Uganda Boxing Federation said the to partnership with Probellum will give an opportunity for all national team boxers to go professional.

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Muhangi added: “We are very excited about this great opportunity and 100 percent confident that in Probellum, we now have the partner we need to position our talents worldwide and give them the opportunity to become global names. “Uganda has a rich history in the sport and we are determined to transform the country into Africa’s boxing powerhouse. This partnership with Probellum, a huge global brand, will allow us to achieve our ambitions.”

The partnership comes at a time when the local boxing governing body is in preparations for the first-ever National Champions League, the champions league is set to tip-off on the 4th of December 2021.

In this tournament, several Uganda boxers who qualified for the champions league from the national trials will be battling in their respective weights, the winner per weight is expected to represent Uganda in the 2022 commonwealth games if there is no national team trials organized again.

Probellum is a global, next-generation media and boxing company that aims at empowering and enabling grassroots boxing by building a ubiquitous, digital platform to complement broadcasters and promoters as it enables grassroots promoters, athletes, and fans of boxing.

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