World Kick-boxing federation middleweight K1 champion Golola Moses overcame a spirited challenge from Tanzania’s Emmanuel Shija to win in the five round bout that was the key highlight of the inaugural Xtra Kombat Africa fight series at the Safaricom Indoor Arena.
In the entertaining bout, Shija brought Golola down before the Ugandan sprung to his feet to find Shija un-prepared for a double punch on target in the third round to the applause of the Ugandan and Kenyan fans who had waited all afternoon to cheer him on.
In another exiting bout, Kenya’s MUAY Thai champion Nabertson Robert whitewashed Uganda’s Twaha Kiza to claim the regional super welter weight Xtra Kombat Muay Thai title in a bout that sparked jubilation among Robert’s supporters from his eastlands fan base.
Other results saw Gabriel Aroka overcome Wariga Mungai for the Kenyan National Light Welterweight K1 title while Kenya’s Joyce Awino won against South Sudan’s Winnie Angela in the day’s only women match.
According to Xtra entertainment managing director Master Paul Kabaale, the promoters of the bouts will have the next series in December for the end of year fight extravaganza.