Early this year, it was announced that the much awaited fight between motor-mouthed Moses Golola and Umar Semata would happen in October.
The big fight is all set for Saturday, October 13 at Freedom City in Namasuba, along Kampala-Entebbe Road with a huge turn up expected.
The fighters weighed in on Friday afternoon at Pacify Executive Hotel in Natete with Golola at 76.2kg and Semata slightly heavier at 76.4kg ahead of a K1 style of five rounds, each lasting three minutes.
Golola, as you would expect, was spirited at the weigh-in and said his opponent will not last beyond two rounds.
“I can’t fight with Semata for five rounds, come on mehn…” Golola said with the usual comic self. “Me the champion, the world greatest…? I’m just going to squeeze him. I think if he remains the first round, the second round wont be easy for him,” he added.
What we know about Umar Semata
Umar Semata, 31-years old is a Ugandan middleweight and super middleweight Muay Thai fighter who currently holds the World Boxing Council Muay Thai Super Middleweight International Champion belt since 14th, June 2013.
He has won numerous boxing events and was selected at the age of 18 to represent the Ugandan national Muay Thai team to compete in Thailand.
Golola has lost only four of his 41 bouts while Semata who has been in the ring more than his opponent has won 44 of over 70 fights.
Author: Moses Echodu
Moses is a freelance writer for Newslibre and Programs Associate at the Uganda Child Cancer Foundation. He loves writing about sports, politics and news around the globe and Inspiring new young people!!