Heavyweight prize fighter Kenneth ‘Bad News’ Odeke will lead a bunch of Ugandan professional boxers that are set to join Belfast-based Eastside Boxing club under renowned promoter Alan Wilton.
The 22-year-old’s three fights have lasted only seven rounds, knocking out Kenyans James Omollo and Joseph Ayeko together with Tanzanian Suleiman Ashraf before he surrendered to Iranian heavyweight boxer Sayed Abaas Nassib in the sixth round of the Africa World Boxing Federation title fight at Kati Kati restaurant in August.
The other boxers include Solomon Ssessanga, Charles Mulindwa, Meddie Ssebyala and 2006 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Martin Mubiru, who are set to join the Northern Ireland-based club and are expected in February to prepare for future international boxing contests.
The move came after Wilton – a trainer, manager and promoter – contacted an organisation called Atlantic Entertainment to see chances of him getting boxers from Africa to join his club.
Atlantic is made up of former boxer Andrew Nyakana, who is based in United States and Moses Matovu, who is also a boxer at Eastside Club.
Full names: Kenneth Odeke
Nickname: Bad News
DOB: November 13, 1990
Division: Heavy weight
Height: 6ft 3in
Reach: 210 cm