In a culmination of 17 weeks of rigorous matches, Bugema University’s own Sabbath Mark Zikama is poised to step into the boxing ring for a thrilling face-off against the formidable Noordin Kiseka in the highly anticipated Elite Super Heavyweight Finals of the Uganda Boxing Champions League.
The grand finale is set to take place this Boxing Day on Tuesday, December 26, at UMA, Lugogo.
Zikama, a dedicated student pursuing a degree in Business Computing at Bugema University, has undergone an intense two-week training camp alongside his coach, Kiggwe Frank, in preparation for the ultimate showdown.
Speaking to a DailyExpress in a brief interview, Zikama expressed his commitment to refining every aspect of his game.
“Been camping two weeks with my Coach Kiggwe Frank; we have worked on everything, from guards to leg work, focusing on general body fitness to secure the win,” Zikama passionately declared.
Confidence radiates in Zikama’s words as he assures, “We are ready for the fight—physically, mentally, in all aspects.”
A rising star in the boxing scene, Zikama has never faced Noordin Kiseka in his weight division, adding an extra layer of anticipation to this epic encounter between the two contenders.
Zikama’s recent victory in the semi-finals against Komakech Michael showcased his prowess in the Super Heavyweight division, securing a unanimous decision in his favour.
Before entering the elite super heavyweight category, Zikama had an impressive journey, claiming bronze in the National Novice Boxing Championship, silver in the National Intermediate Boxing Championship, and another silver in the National Open Boxing Championship.
His boxing journey began in early 2022, dedicating eight months to rigorous training before participating in national tournaments.
Zikama’s resilience was evident as he secured a finalist position in the National Open Championship, earning him entry into the prestigious Uganda Boxing Champions League.
Despite facing challenges, such as a setback in his first game against former bronze medalist Geko Solomon, Zikama bounced back during the Olympic qualifiers in Senegal.
He secured a rematch with Geko Solomon and claimed victory unanimously, redeeming himself and elevating his boxing record.
As the anticipation builds for the Elite Super Heavyweight Finals, Zikama’s preparation and determination set the stage for an epic clash in the ring.
The upcoming battle promises to be a defining moment in Zikama’s burgeoning career as he aims to etch his name in the annals of Uganda’s boxing history.
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