Uganda: Boxer Asiku Fight for GVT Debut


Commonwealth featherweight champion Jackson "Action" Asiku will become the first Ugandan boxer to debut on pay television GTV on February 16, when he defends his title against Matt Powell of Australia.

The Perth-based fighter under new manager/promoter Craig Christian, will be making his defense in Perth, in what could be a defining moment for him as he seeks to challenge for the World Boxing Association championship title against title holder Chris John of Indonesia. The Ugandan prize fighter is trying to resurrect his career prospects after overcoming a bitter row with his previous promoters Shakespeare promotions and his former agent Danny Lutaaya. They failed to honour their commitment of getting him five fights in a year.

Asiku is coming off a round one knockout victory over Thai Singdaeng Pattanasing. The win put his record to 22 (12 KOS) 3-0 ahead of the defense.

(New Vision (Kampala), 14 January 2008)