Majok to face Sudan’s Abdullah next month

Majok to face Sudan’s Abdullah next month
South Sudan’s champion, James Majok Gau, warms up for a tie against Khartoum’s Abdullah slated for next month. [Alex Bullen, City Review]

South Sudan’s heavyweight kickboxer, James Majok Gau, is continuing his preparations for the World MauyThai Organization Continental Belt (WMO) tournament.

The athlete, who is ranked number one in East Africa, will battle it out against Sudan’s Mohammed Abdullah on May 6 in Juba.

In a brief interview with The City Review yesterday, Majok stated that training was going on well, and he was upbeat about his chances in the competition.

He revealed that he was doing everything possible to secure the first-ever WMO title.

“I am prepared, even if it is today or tomorrow. I will be ready to face whoever comes my way,’’ he said.

“We do not get support from any partners or government, so we train on our own, but that will not stop me from representing my country. I hope if the support was there, everything would have been in a better place, “he added.

He called on the government and other well-wishers to help the boxers realise their dreams, arguing that such support would help them conquer opportunities.

Majok also urged fans to turn up for the game at Nyakuron Cultural Centre.

He also revealed that his group is expected to battle it out against Uganda’s Golola’s group in K1 challenges any time soon.

Gau has competed in different competitions in Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt, and others.

In 2018, he was crowned the champion of the World Kickboxing Federation (WKF) in Egypt (Cairo).

He was ranked number one in East Africa after defeating Ugandan heavyweight boxer, Golola Moses, in Juba.