By Innocent Ojara
KAMPALA – Patricia Apolot is set to defend her African title when she fights Kenya’s Joyce Awino late next month in Kampala, Uganda.
According to the organizers, the fight will take place on the 31st day of August, at Smiles Corner in Kireka.
Apolot is the reigning Ugandan female champion, a title the 27-year-old international lightweight kickboxer has held three consecutive years.
Her love for the beautiful game was expedited in 2012 after losing in a curtain-raiser match for the Moses Golola versus Andras Nagi (RIP) fight.
Since then, she vowed to up her game by taking training sessions from a professional coach to better her tactics at the sport, which paid off tremendously.
“I didn’t have a professional coach by then so it was basically training at the boxing gym yet the person I fought was a professional,” she narrated.
The Ugandan female boxer also holds the World Kick Boxing Federation International title that she won after putting up an exciting performance to beat Ivana Mirkov of Serbia in Hungary.
Apolot is the most decorated female kickboxer in Uganda as she holds the largest number of belts and medals that she received after winning several other home, continental and intercontinental titles.
The female boxing sensation comes from the Eastern part of Uganda, Ngora district. Apolot started her kickboxing journey in 2009 at amateur level.