Tumukunde Stops Nemeth To Win World Kickboxing Title

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Ugandan kick-boxer John Tumukunde is the new world kickboxing light weight champion after out-smarting Richard Nemeth in a poorly attended match at Hotel Africana on Thursday night.

Ugandan kick-boxer John Tumukunde is the new world kickboxing light weight champion after out-smarting Richard Nemeth in a poorly attended match at Hotel Africana on Thursday night.

Tumukunde proved too strong for the Romanian fighter when he ended the match in the third round in style with a technical knock-out. The Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces (UPDF) soldier was all smiles noting that he had promised to stop his opponent before the match.

As the fight started Nemeth charged at Tumukunde like a wounded lion. He brought the Ugandan down twice with straight kicks, but Tumukunde stayed focused through- out the match.

In the third round, Tumukunde connected a hard kick on his opponent’s stomach as Nemeth staggered around the ring.

Istvan Rozman, the Romania’s trainer saved his fighter from further punishment when he threw in the towel to stop the game after Nemeth sustained an injury.

Rozman said Nemeth couldn't continue fighting because of the injury, adding that Tumukunde is a good fighter and has more experience.

Tumukunde said he now wants to work hard to defend the title.

In the under-card fights, Michael Easy beat Sam Ssenkumba, while Fasto Kabuga stopped Hamza Kintu. Patricia Apolot stopped Diana Twine in the only ladies’ fight.