UBO All-Africa Champions Crowned In Congo-Brazzaville

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April 2, 2019 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

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After more than seven years of trying to give birth to professional boxing in Congo-Brazzaville, credit goes to the president of the new National Professional Boxing League (LINABOXE-PRO), Mr. Brice-Roland Ikoungou, who succeeded with this on Monday, April 1.


President of LINABOXE-PRO since 2017, Ikoungou fought hard to get pro boxing going in Congo-Brazzaville, and after informing the minister of Sports and Physical Education, Mr. Hugues Ngolondele, he contacted his counterpart in D.R.C., Mr. Mukadi Manda, with whom he arranged the first All-Africa title fights in the country.

Congo-Brazzaville has already hosted the African Amateur Boxing Championships, but for professional boxing it was a first when two Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) All-Africa titles were on the line at Nicole Oba Gymnasium in Brazzaville.

Photo: New UBO All-Africa Super Lightweight Champion Henri Nzaou from Congo-Brazzaville.



The event was in commemoration of the ten-year anniversary of the death of Edith-Lucie Bongo Onimba, daughter of the republic´s president Denis Sassou Nguesso, and former First Lady of the Republic of Gabon.

After some Congolese national title fights, Henri Nzaou won the vacant UBO All-Africa Super Lightweight title with a unanimous decision after ten entertaining rounds over Kiboke Maisha from D.R. Congo.

In the co-main event, Samba Hurcus went toe-to-toe in a competitive shoot-out with Georges Akuvi from Niger, eventually winning by third round technical knockout to lift the vacant UBO All-Africa Cruiserweight title.

All title fights on the show, national championships as well as UBO championships, were won by Congo-Brazzaville boxers, giving price to President Sassou Nguesso.

The fighting was overseen by UBO West & Central Africa Representative Mr. Jean-Claude Kaninda.








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