The boxing event Rampage will see Charles Whittaker defend his NABO Jr. Middleweight title against African fighter Robert Kamya.
Hailing from Uganda, Kamya is one year Charles’ senior, with a record of 16 wins, 7 losses, and zero draws. After walking away victorious from his last fight in June, Kamya has been training extensively and says he is ready to brutalise Whittaker.
‘I’m coming there to knock him out,’ Kamya said. ‘I’ve fought so many tough fights and he hasn’t. All he has is a height advantage, while I’ve got the skills and power to defeat him.’
Kamya is the former WBC Continental Americas Light Middleweight champion. His trainer is Robert Chapman, once a US Olympic boxer, who has worked with top fighters Tim Witherspoon and Oliver Mcall.
Chapman claims the fighter is putting in a lot of hours, and is in top shape. ‘Robert Kamya has a different style that nobody can get used to. He’s going to surprise the opponent and take him out early,’ he said.
‘Didn’t Jerome Ellis say he was going to decapitate me? And Billy Lyell said he would knock me out too,’ said Whittaker.
Whittaker is focused on working with his two trainers, Norman Wilson and John David Jackson.
Whittaker is ranked No. 11 in the Junior Middleweight division of the World Boxing Organization. A victory over Kamya would position Whittaker against some of the top names in the division, currently dominated by Oscar De La Hoya, Vernon Forrest, Cory Spinks, and Joachim Alcine.
Tickets for Rampage are available at Reflections, Funky Tangs, Devil’s Hangout, 4-Winds Esso in West Bay, Kings Sports Centre, or by calling 926-0749 or 939-8284 or 926-3030.