By Our Reporter
International lightweight kickboxer, Patricia Apolot is set to defend her African title when she meets Kenya’s Joyce Awino this year.
The fight, according to the organisers is slated to take place this August 31 at smiles corner in Kireka, a Kampala suburb.
At 27 years, Apolot is the reigning Ugandan female kick boxing champion, a title she has held for three consecutive years.
She also holds the World Kick Boxing Federation International title that she won after defeating Ivana Mirkov of Serbia in Hungary.
Apolot has won several other home, continental, and intercontinental fights which makes her the holder of the largest number of belts and gold medals in the sport in Uganda.
Hailing from Ngora district, Apolot started kick boxing at amateur level in 2009 after traversing other games like football, athletics and taekwondo.
Her passion was energised in 2012 upon invitation by Uganda Kick Boxing Federation to participate as a curtain-raiser for the Moses Golola Versus Andras Nagi (RIP) game. Although it was a 3:1 loss to her, she vowed to take lessons and take on a professional coach to better her tactics at the game.
“I didn’t have a coach by then so it was basically training at the boxing gym yet the person I fought was a professional,” she explained.