Juuko Returns from the Scrap-Heap

juukoThe last time we saw Ugandan Justin Juuko in a British ring the veteran fighter looked unable to stand in a stiff breeze let alone coordinate his feet enough to fend off Mancunian Michael Gomez. It left those in attendance with little choice but to write off the former World-Title challenger and frequent visitor to these shores as a spent force. Another stoppage defeat the following year put another exclamation mark to the assumption Juuko should retire. However, like so many fighters the story didn’t end there.

And now two years on, he’s returned to his native Uganda to score an emphatic points victory and presumably begin once more on securing pay-days in the States and potentially in British rings. A delightfully phrased Ugandan fight report is available from the English People’s Daily .

The WBC were involved somehow, Juuko has challenged Mayweather for the WBC belt in 1999, as the open scoring is frequently referred to within the report.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Oliver says:

    Why on Earth was a Chinese newspaper reporting on a fight between a Ugandan and a Kenyan?

  2. David Payne says:

    Great isn’t it.

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