Vegas, Kayembe, Muvud Triumph In UBO Championship Fights

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August 26, 2018 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

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Ugandan veteran Joey Vegas Lubega left nothing to chance when he won the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) World Cruiserweight title on Saturday night (August 25) at Lugogo Hockey Grounds in Kampala.


In the main event of a show promoted by A & B Promotions, and broadcast live in Uganda by Urban Television, 36-year-old Vegas stopped former WBF World Champion Karama Nyilawila from Tanzania by sixth round TKO.

Vegas took charge from round one and impressively knocked down Nyilawila in the fifth, before forcing the visitor to retire at the start of round six.

Photo: New UBO World Cruiserweight Champion Joseph Vegas Lubega.



A Commonwealth Games Silver medalist and Olympian in the amateurs, and a former WBC International and African (ABU) titlist at Light Heavyweight, Vegas improved his professional record to 21-16-3 (14). Nyilawila drops to 25-19-3 (14).

On the same night in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, promoter Manda Mukadi hosted a UBO Championship double-header at the Grand Hotel de Kinshasa.

Undefeated Tshibangu “Bebe Rico” Kayembe captured the vacant UBO International Super Lightweight title with a second round technical knockout of former UBO World Super Featherweight Champion Cosmas Cheka.

Kayembe, who won the UBO All-Africa title in his most recent fight last October, is now 9-0 (3). Cheka, from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, falls to 22-12-5 (4).

In the co feature, a clash of undefeated up-and-comers, UBO Central Africa Super Welterweight king-pin Jacques Tshikubu Muvud, 6-0 (3), retained his title with a unanimous decision over compatriot Nkapema Mutshi, now 8-1 (2).








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