Latib Muwonge to battle for (UBO) World Super Lightweight tittle in Ukraine

Championship boxing will return to Ukraine for the first time since the russian invasion in February of 2022, when Nazri Rahimov takes on Latibu Muwonge for the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) World Super Lightweight title on August 12.

The fight will headline a card at the Concert Hall in Brovary, just outside Kyiv, promoted by Top Boxing Generation in association with Balu Promotion.

The Ukrainian national Lightweight champion, 22-year-old Rahimov (11-3, 6 KOs) can expect the most difficult fight of his career against Muwonge (7-0, 0 KOs), who, despite fewer fights, is the more accomplished man.

Currently the WBC African (ABU) titlist, Muwonge (26) won the Ugandan national title in only his second pro bout, and the WBF African title in his third. Last March he captured the WBC crown.

After meticulous and extensive planning, promoter Vlad Eliseev is proud to be able to stage this fight, especially considering the current situation in Ukraine, saying:

“I am very happy that world boxing is finally back in Ukraine. It will be a historic event for our country, and I am honoured to be the first promoter to do this after the beginning of the russian invasion.”

“It will be a great show with a very bright main event, the UBO World Title clash. I would like to express my gratitude to UBO for supporting TBG and Ukraine.”

“I am also very grateful to the Armed Forces of Ukraine for their work on the battlefield, because of their bravery we can organize this show.”

“August 12 will be a historic day for Ukrainian boxing and we are looking forward to our event.”

UBO Vice President David Maizner added:

“I wont compare a boxing fight to the fight they otherwise have on their hands, but to do this world title bout in Ukraine is another great example of the admirable and courageous mindset of the Ukrainian people.”

“We are incredible honoured to be a part of this big event, while we continue to pray for complete freedom for Ukraine very soon.”

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