Tukamuhebwa returns with win over UPDF's Amoko

Tukamuhebwa (red corner) proved too strong for Amoko. Photo: Twitter/@CKristu

BOXING CHAMPS LEAGUE Tukamuhebwa returns with win over UPDF's Amoko

Moses King 11:56 - 23.04.2023

Uganda Bombers captain Joshua Tukamuhebwa wasted no time getting back to usual business as the second season of the Uganda Boxing Champions League got underway on Saturday at the MTN Arena, Lugogo.

The light welterweight bout (63.5 kg) between East Coast Bombing Club's prized fighter Tukamuhebwa and UPDF Boxing Club's Inmocent Amoko was one of the most anticipated in the elite category.

Tukamuhebwa, best known as the 'knockout specialist', almost got the only knockout victory of the evening as he won 5-0 unanimous decision.

Amoko was no walk-over in the ring as he put up a formidable challenge against the experienced Tukamuhebwa.

In the five-round fight, Amoko gave glimpses of his brilliance in the opening rounds. Still, Tukamuhebwa's intellect and technicality got the better of him.

In the final round, Tukamuhebwa came close to a knockout victory as the referee came to Amoko's rescue several times.

Tukamuhebwa showcased the value of experience in the ring and how to get the opponent's weaknesses.

Despite the resistance by Amoko, Tukamuhemwa got the upper hand, taking a commanding lead, especially from the third round to the end. The league resumes in two weeks.