KAMPALA – Golola Moses alias ‘Golola Moses of Uganda’ on Saturday announced his ‘retirement fight’ come December 9, 2022.
The champion kickboxer says he is retiring because he wants to reserve energy to run his academy which mentors young talents.
Golola, in his last fight dubbed “Margherita fight”, will face off with South Sudanese star, James Majok.
The two have fought before in the exhibition fight at the Nyakuron Cultural Centre in Juba on 30th July 2021 where Golola lost.
He told the press at Golola Moses Talent Academy in Kawempe on Saturday that this time, he will knock out Majok.
He said his academy is soon launching a tournament named ‘unaweza’ (you can), in a move to promote the young talents in the country.
“We shall take our tournament to different regions of the country in search of new talents ahead of my retirement fight on December 9. I want to retire because Golola Moses can live forever but cannot fight forever. I don’t want to get old and be knocked out when I have not planned.”
He revealed that they have already secured a fighting ring unlike in the past when they used to hire which was so expensive for the academy.
“We have so many young men and women out there who believe in themselves but don’t get a podium where to excel. We want to look for the next champion,” he said.
Golola noted that all those developed countries that win medals have strategies and academies through which they train young talents “and that’s what we need here in Uganda because it’s what will help us spot and raise talents.”
Golola said through his weekly tournament, he will fight the increased drug abuse among the youth and domestic violence.
“The reason why so many young people have been involved in drug abuse is because of idleness. So, we shall engage the ghetto youths into games that will benefit them and their nation.”
Ahead of his much-anticipated fight, he, in partnership with UNDP is doing Mt Rwenzori climbing, where they intend to see over 5000 trees planted in a move to protect the environment.
He called on all the CEOs, MPs and VIPs to join him in the hiking and local tourism but also to plant trees to conserve the environment.
Golola also challenged each and every Ugandan to plant at least one tree “because nature is for us all”.
“I believe that if we all come together, we can save nature.”
The winners of this will be the curtain raisers of the Margherita fight.