Golola Determined To Defend Kickboxing Title

Professional kick boxer Moses Golola has vowed to beat Tanzanian Emmanuel Shija on Friday when the two battle in an East and Central title challenge fight at Crested Crane hotel, Jinja.


Golola who now defends his African title says he has trained so hard and is ready to take on Shija. The Ugandan lost his intercontinental challenge fight last September. Golola insists the game will be tough for Shija.

In his words Golola says he is traversing the country as he plots to win his next three matches to become an intercontinental champion, but also to sell the game of kickboxing and drum up support from Ugandans.

The Ugandan fighter is trained by Ugandan coach Zebra Senyange who says Shija is more
experienced than Golola and adds that it is revenge time for Golola’s loss last September as he begins a quest for another intercontinental fight next year.

Japhet Kaseba, who trains Emmanuel Shija says he has fought in the 70 kilograms category for 12 years with a 25 fights 3 loses and two draws record compared to Moses Golola’s five year experience with 24 fights 19 wins 4 losses and one draw.

Emmanuel Shija and Mose Golola
Emmanuel Shija and Mose Golola

Kaseba says the Shija weighs half a kilogram more ahead of the fight tomorrow at 77kilograms compared to Moses Golola’s 76.5 kilograms but Moses Golola as taller and this could be of advantage although his kicks are not as sharp as Emmanuel Shija’s.

Shija said that he will not talk much, but the ring will decide the best fighter.

Emmanuel Shija wants to become Africa’s best kick boxer in the 70 kilogram category.

Uganda’s Moses Golola unanimously lost to American kick boxer, Richard Abraham 35-50, 47-49 and 45-50 during the inter-continental fight held at Speke Resort, Munyonyo in September 2014.

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