Boxers Sempewo, Kidega in buoyant mood ahead of clash

KAMPALA. With a few days to the National Super-Lightwelter weight bout, boxers Hamuza “The Templer” Sempewo and his opponent Kidega Dragon are in punching mood. Sempewo exudes confidence ahead of a clash he regards as ‘the fight of my life’ and vows to ‘win it in all possible ways’.“I have no option but to win this fight, not because it is a title affair but because of what I’m planning after the victory,” he told Daily Monitor at the weekend.

Sempewo, 11-3, says all is going well in the build up to the fight. “I would like to give my loyal fans, the best on my menu by knocking him (Kidega) out. I have had enough training and the open sessions in Busaabala (beach) have put me in an even better shape,” said Sempewo, the former East and Central Africa champion.

Meanwhile, Kidega, 9(6KOs)-3-3 is in equally buoyant mood as he, in aance, dedicated the victory to his well-wishers, especially those from Gulu and Kamwokya.“I cannot bank on a knock-out approach in a 10-round bout but all I’m looking for is victory,” he said. Kidega, who has since 2006 camped in Gulu to groom talent in the Northern sub-region, has not been in action since December 2012 but he is unfettered, nonetheless.

“I have not been fighting for the last 15 months due to lack of promoters but that doesn’t even cross my mind as an excuse for failure. So winning is my sole goal,” he told Daily Monitor from his training camp in Entebbe. Kidega, who lost his last fight to Kenyan James Onyango, whom Sempewo beat to win East and Central African gong in 2009, is, nevertheless, positive now that he has prepared for a full month. “They usually ask us to fight when it is too late, this time it different,” he concluded. The fight is scheduled for Saturday, March 29 in Natete, Kampala.


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