UHURU and Apolot at his offices as promoter Hussein Babu (left) looks on. Kinhan Images

World kickboxing Middleweight champion, Patricia Apolotis ready to knock down challenger Andre Salazi when the two meet in atitle fight on October 23,2021 in Egypt.

Africa’s indisputable female champion made the assurance on Monday morning after receiving sh17.8m from Kampala Central division handed over her by Mayor Salim Uhuru at the division offices in Kampala.

Apolot will on October 23, face challenger Andre Salazi of Argentina in a fight to be held in Egypt.

“I’m very grateful for this support. It is the first of its kind where we get cash, but my appeal is government to support others and we raise Uganda’s profile at the international level,” Apolot said.

Uganda Professional Boxing Commission president Salim Uhuru hands over sh 17.8m to patricia Apolot

“I have only five years in the ring, but after me what next. So, I request that government targets young athletes and also solve the internal bickering with the federations because athletes suffer,” Apolot explained.

She cited the Kickboxing federation that has had internal wrangles for the last three years.

She added that Council and ministry have left wrangles to dwell on for a long time yet athletes suffer.

“However, all said, I’m ready to battle Andre and she has no style she will not use that I have never practiced,” She stressed promising Uganda victory.

Uganda Professional Boxing Commission president Salim Uhuru pledged to continue supporting athletes.

“We have not focused on boxing alone, but all athletes as long as they are carrying the Uganda Flag as Council shall support them,” Uhuru said.

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