Ugandan Peter Semo became a two-division UBO world
champion on December 19 when he stopped late substitute
Andrew Samba from Kenya in six rounds at the Lugogo
Stadium in Kampala to add the 140 Lb. crown to a
collection that already included the 135 Lb. version.
was 2007 UBO Promoter Of The Year, Mr. Eddie Basajja
based in Sweden but returning home to please his
countrymen, was originally matched with Russian Alex
Saltykov, but unfortunately he fell out due to
visa-problems. In came Samba and gave a good effort, but
Semo proved too strong and skilled for the man from
six Semo floored his adversary and referee Said
Tebazalwa decided the game co-challenger had had enough
and waved the bout off at one minute and 24 seconds of
the stanza. Semo improved his record to 19-3 with 14
knockouts, and is now the first boxer ever to win two
UBO world titles.
for the contest were Simon Katongole, Ismail Sekisambu
and Abdu Kadu.
same show, UBO world featherweight champion Abdu "The
Cobra" Tebazalwa retained his title with a first-round
blitzing of another Kenyan substitute; Joseph Akhahonya.
Tebazalwa wasted no time in getting rid of his fellow
East African, ending matters with a barrage of punches 2
minutes and 5 seconds into the round.
Big-punching Tebazalwa is now 12-4 with 10 knockouts.
Referee was Simon Katongole, judges Abdu Kadu, Ismail
Sekisambu and Said Tebazalwa.
was sanctioned and supervised by the Ugandan
Professional Boxing Commision in cooperation with the
Universal Boxing Organization.
BOXING ORGANIZATION 2008.