Shs55m cash prize: Shadir Bwogi at brink of huge payday in Russia

Shadir Musa is on the brink of a huge payday in Russia. Courtesy.

BOXING Shs55m cash prize: Shadir Bwogi at brink of huge payday in Russia

Moses King 22:38 - 25.08.2023

Africa Boxing Union (ABU) East and Central Africa Super middleweight champion Shadir Musa Bwogi could return from Serpukhov City, Russia, Shs55m richer if he overcomes Uzbekistan boxer Odiljon Aslonov in a non-title fight organised by the International Boxing Association.

IBA has announced mouthwatering cash prizes for the fight night dubbed "IBA Night of Champions" in which winners will walk away with $15,000 (about Shs55m) and losers $10,000 (about Shs35m).

The development means Bwogi is already assured of Shs35m before stepping into the ring.

A spirited challenge over Aslanov will see the Ugandan walk home with the biggest prize, Shs55m, a significant payday in his budding professional career.

Shadir Musa Bwogi during training. (Bwogi Twitter).

"A total of $225,000 prize money is at stake in the nine-bout card at the International Boxing Association (IBA) Champions Night tomorrow, August 26, in Serpukhov, Russia,” AFBC Communications stated.

The main event features Cuba's five-time world champion and twice Olympic gold medallist Julio La Cruz and Russia's two-time world champion Russia's Muslim Gadzhimagomedov.