World Champ Ronald Mugula has been forewarned of the challenged posed by Egyptian opponent Abdallah Hessen as the duo prepare to face off in the five-round K1 world title fight at Freedom City on New Year’s Day.
Uganda Kickboxing Federation general secretary Eddie Gombya told Red Pepper Online Sport on Tuesday morning that Hessen is a battle hardened fighter and very popular in the middle east.
“I have seen him (Abdallah Hessen) fight twice in Iran and he is a big name in the Arab world,” the part-time fight promoter tells us.
” That man is in very good shape trust me,” he added.
Mugula, whose record stands at 62 fights with 45 wins, 11 losses and six draws, last fought in October when he knocked out Marko Henschke in the third round.
Hessen’s record in 30 fights stands at 23 wins and seven losses but this doesn’t scare Mugula who is confident he has gained more experience from various fights.
” I’m not scared of that Egyptian. I asked Gombya for a strong fight with a purpose,” Mugula responded.
I have all the confidence to knock him down in the third round,” Mugula stated. “I hope to use to crash that Egyptian,” he added.
The duo will have an official weigh-in today morning at the fight venue.