By Thomas Odongo
KAMPALA. Ronald Odoch, a Uganda Special Police Constable has attracted praise from the Uganda Police Force after winning a World Heavy Kick Boxing Championship at the World Kickboxing Federation (WKF) International Champion Title bout in Dunaujvaros, Hungary.
Odoch had earlier on been funded by the Hungarian Trade and Cultural Centre (HTCC) and Globs Magazine.
The fight that was also dubbed the ‘Battle of Nations’ saw Odoch beat Romanian, Radu Mihai Gabriel in the fourth round with a technical knockout
Odoch weighed 69.5kg and the same event was also graced by fighters from Uganda, Bosnia, Romania, Lithuania, Austria and England.
The Uganda Police Director in Charge Special Duties AIGP Andrew Sorowen has heaped praise on Odoch after his win as well as lifting the Uganda Police flag higher.
Addressing the media on Saturday at the National Council of Sports Lugogo, Sorowen was full of joy as he lauded Odoch for the great job done.
‘’Today we are gathered here full of happiness because our own Odoch won the WKF title. How else could we feel? Now being a champion, all eyes are on you and you focus to defend that title and never relax or sit back,’’ Sorowen noted.
Sorowen also added that Uganda Police has promoted sports in this country which of course is no doubt and a point of reference is the 2018 Commonwealth Games that saw Uganda Police officers including Joshua Cheptegei bag several medals.
Odoch has also vowed that ‘I now have to work harder and maintain or improve my boxing status’ but boxing fans are anticipating a show down between him and motor-mouth kick-boxer Golola Moses.