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Kassim Ouma to face Kenyan Okwiri in his first Pro-Fight in Uganda

Ouma’s last fight in Uganda was in 1999 when he knocked out featherweight Muhamad Kayongo during the national Open Championship in Lugogo. This will be the first ever professional fight for Ouma in Uganda and the third on the African soil.

David GOMBE

Former IBF Junior Middleweight world champion Kassim Ouma “The Dream” will be taking on Kenyan Rayton Okwiri in a 10 round fight dubbed ‘Rumble in Kampala’ at the Lugogo Cricket Oval.

The fight will take place on 26th December and will be graced by artists King Saha and Winnie Nwagi.

At the official launch on Wednesday, Stephen Sembuya the CEO of the 12 Sports round promotion company urged Ugandans to come and cheer Ouma.

“I call upon fellow Ugandans to come and cheer on an icon of this great game of Boxing. Many Ugandans have never seen him fighting live, this is the opportunity for everyone. As 12 Sports round we promise the very best at the fight night in Lugogo.” Said Sembuya.

12 Sports Round CEO Sembuya alongside the Vice President of UPBC Katongole

The Netherland-based Ugandan pugilist will enter the ring for the second time in his native country.

Ouma’s last fight in Uganda was in 1999 when he knocked out featherweight Muhamad Kayongo during the national Open Championship in Lugogo.

This will be the first ever professional fight for Ouma in Uganda and his third on the African soil.

His opponent Okwiri (8-0-1, 6 KOs) made his Pro-debut in February, 2017 when he defeated Salehe Mkalekwa in Nairobi.

Okwiri won the African Boxing Union middleweight title on June 8th, 2019 when he beat Hussein Itaba.

Briefly on Ouma

According to the Boxrec, Ouma has won 29 fights 18 by KOs, lost 18 and drawn once in the 49 Pro fights.

Kassim Ouma, 44, held the IBF junior middleweight title from 2004 to 2005, and challenged twice, for a world middleweight title in 2006 and 2011 as a former champion and top-level contender in the Light Middleweight division. In his career, he had quality wins against Jason Papillion, Juan Carlos Candelo, and Verno Phillips, earning himself the IBF Light Middleweight title and fame.

Ouma successfully defended his championship with a twelve-round unanimous decision against Kofi Jantuah of Ghana. He lost his title in a unanimous decision defeat against Roman Karmazin, a bout in which he was put to the canvas twice. It was only the second defeat of his career. Since the Karmazin bout, Ouma remained active in the Light Middleweight division, earning three wins, two by knockout.

Match make Up

“RUMBLE IN KAMPALA”

Dec 26th Boxing Day
CRICKET OVAL LUGOGO
MAIN FIGHT

KASSIM OUMA The Dream vs RAYTON OKWIRI Boom Boom

(Super-middle 10 rds)

CO-MAIN

Title Tune-up
BABU YUSUF UG vs Alphonce muchumiatumbo TZ

(Heavyweight 8 rds)

ABU REGIONAL TITLE

DAVID SSEMUJJU (De Animal) UG vs SALEHE MKALEKWA Tz

(Super-welterweight 12 rds)

NATIONAL TITLE

ISAAC SSEBUUFU (SPARTAA) vs SSEGUYA MUBARAK (SENSOR)

(light-welter 10 rds)

NATIONAL TITLE

SURE FIRE Kamada Ntege vs MEDI BUKENYA (COBRA)

(Super middle 10 rds)

KASUJJA Henry STOPPER vs Robert Kamya RING DOCTOR

(super welter 8 rds)

HAMZA LATIGO champion Vs ODOYI TAAFU (Tough)

(Light-heavyweights 8 rds)

SAULO MALE Mr Bad intentions vs SAIDI CHAKO

(light heavy 8 rds)

SWALIK KISITU (TYSON) vs Ndifuna Richard

(light welter 8 rds)

NJEGO ABDUL Breaker-Breaker vs WANGOBOLA JAMADA

(Light heavy 8 rds)

FAZA LEE Nyombi Umar Badru Vs Kakungulu Yasin

(Cruiserweight 4 rds)

KAMULEGEYA Roger BANTAM vs Isma ssekitto AFABA

(Bantamweight 8 rds)

CONRAD sseruyange KING KONG vs MIREMBE Ali MESSIAH

(Super-feather 6 rds)

FARAHAT Manirola KING FALAT vs Jamilu Kayiwa
MR PANTSMAN

(Light welter 8 rds)

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