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Asiku lands featherweight title contest
(By James Bakama - sundayvision.co.ug)

October 3rd, 2009

JACKSON Asiku’s dreams of a world title fight have finally crystallised. The Ugandan professional boxer will on November 6 fight Mexican Herberto Ruiz for the vacant International Boxing Organisation featherweight title.

Asiku 25(13kos) 3-0, will face the vastly experienced South American in Sydney, Australia.

The 32-year-old Ruiz has in 42 wins knocked out 24 of his opponents.
Ruiz, who has lost eight times, is a former IBF Inter-Continental and WBC FECEMBOX bantamweight champion.
Asiku starts training this week in Perth, Australia, where he is managed by Craig Christian.

The fight comes as a great boost for Asiku, who last year looked on in frustration as two title opportunities failed.

An IBO title fight against South Africa ’s Thomas “The Rock” Mashaba failed to materialize due to problems in the promotion.

An even bigger title chance failed to materialise. This was after WBA champion Chris John mysteriously backed out of a title defense against Asiku.

Asiku last fought in May when he defeated Australian Junmar Dulog.
He has held the WBO Asia Pacific, Africa Boxing Union, Commonwealth and IBF Australasian featherweight titles.

Asiku, 31, is out to emulate fellow Ugandan world champions Ayub Kalule, Boza Edwards, John “The Beast” Mugabi and Kassim Ouma.

Ouma was the last Ugandan to win a world crown. He captured the IBF light middleweight title after beating American Verno Phillips in 2004.

However, Ouma who is based in the United States, lost the title the following year to Russian Roman Karmazin.

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