“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 .
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
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
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
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
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.