Four-time World title Heavyweight challenger Francois “The White Buffalo” Botha, arrives in the country tomorrow as a guest for Uganda Boxing Union and Big Strikers International together with World Boxing Federation President Howard Goldberg.
The two high profile guests will be in the country to watch the Mogas National Championship fight that will see Super light weight boxer Fred Muhumuza battle Patrick Amote of Kenya in the main fight due this Friday at Club Obligato.
Botha has had a relatively distinguished career as a heavyweight boxer, having fought several world heavyweight champions including Mike Tyson, Shannon Briggs, Axel Schulz, Michael Moorer, Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko.
Botha had a victory in 1995 against Germany’s Axel Schulz to win the but later tested positive for the steroid nandorolone he and his camp claimed to be prescribed by a doctor for an arm injury.
The result of the fight was then changed to a “No Contest” and the IBF do not recognize Botha as former champion, although Botha was introduced as a former champ in every single professional boxing contest he has engaged in since.
Muhumuza’s last fight was against Hamza Sempewo whom he defeated on points last year at YMCA courts Wandegeya while Amote’s last appearance in Kampala, he lost to Zebra Senyange on points at Garden City Rooftop in 2012.
Other fights on card is a super middle weight title re-match between Robert ‘Ring Doctor’ Kamya and Charles Kakande. Kamya won the first fight that was held at Garden City Rooftop last year.
Former bombers captain Sula Segawa will be up against Congo Brazaville’s Herve Zongo in an 8 round bantam weight non title contest while heavy weight boxer Hudson Muhumuza will be tussling a Kenyan opponent yet to be identified.