KAMPALA (Xinhua) — The Uganda Boxing Federation said on Monday that it is going to lodge a complaint to the AIBA after it failed to include its key boxer in the draws of the on-going World Championships in Hamburg, Germany.
Kenneth Gimugu, president Uganda Boxing Federation told Xinhua that the International Boxing Association (AIBA) eliminated super heavy weight boxer David Ayiti from the entry list.
“How can you register a boxer after he qualified at the AIBA Africa Championships and when he gets to Germany you do not include him in the draw,” asked Gimugu.
“We struggled to get finances to train the team and also fly them to Germany and now AIBA says the boxer cannot be entered and yet they cleared Ayiti in the previous registration,” added Gimugu.
He explained that although Ayiti had lost in the AIBA Africa Championships by knockout, the boxer had rested for two months as the rules stipulate.
Meanwhile, Uganda’s welter weight star boxer (69kg) Muzamiru Kakande who won gold at the AIBA Africa Championship, lost to American captain Quinton Randall in the first round of the championship, and Geoffrey Kakeeto (bantam weight 56kg) also lost to Nicaragua’s Angel Jarquin by knockout.