Bugema University’s Zikama to represent Uganda at international boxing tourney

Bugema University's Mark Zikama in action recently (Photo/Courtesy)

Uganda’s boxing arena is abuzz with anticipation as Mark Zikama, a dedicated student at Bugema University, prepares to step into the ring as the nation’s heavyweight hope in the upcoming International Boxing Tournament.

Scheduled to take place from March 23rd to 26th in Russia, this tournament holds the promise of showcasing Uganda’s sporting prowess on a global platform.

Zikama’s journey from the lecture halls of Bugema University to the boxing ring exemplifies the resilience and determination ingrained in Uganda’s sporting spirit.

With a steadfast commitment to his training regimen and an unyielding focus on perfection, Zikama has emerged as one of Uganda’s most promising boxing talents.

“In the ring, I’ve honed my skills to perfection, ready to defend Uganda’s honor with every punch thrown,” Zikama affirmed, reflecting on his rigorous preparation for the tournament.

As the tournament draws near, Zikama remains undeterred by the challenges ahead, driven by an unwavering desire to represent Uganda with pride and honor.

With each training session alongside his coach, Kiggwe Frank, Zikama embodies the spirit of a true champion, ready to take on any challenger that crosses his path.

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“This tournament is about more than personal glory; it’s about showcasing the resilience and talent of Ugandan athletes on the world stage,” Zikama emphasized, highlighting the significance of his participation in the tournament.

During an intense two-week training camp with his coach, Zikama is focused on refining every aspect of his game, from guards to leg work, ensuring he is in peak physical condition for the tournament. His dedication and commitment to excellence are evident in every aspect of his preparation.

Despite facing setbacks, such as Noordin Kiseka’s absence in the Elite Super Heavyweight Finals of the Uganda Boxing Champions League, Zikama’s recent victories have solidified his position as a rising star in Uganda’s boxing scene.

His journey from claiming bronze in the National Novice Boxing Championship to securing victory in the semi-finals against Komakech Michael showcases his remarkable progression and determination.

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With the support of Uganda Boxing Federation and the entire nation behind him, Zikama is poised to make history and etch his name among the boxing greats on the international stage.

His journey from the lecture halls to the boxing ring is a testament to the resilience and determination of Uganda’s sporting talents, and his participation in the International Boxing Tournament promises to be a momentous occasion for Ugandan boxing.

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