Uganda Boxing Federation-UBF organized a mini boxing tournament for the selection of the national boxing team for the forthcoming 2022 Commonwealth games. The games started on 25th September and they are expected to end on 5th October 2021.
The Bombers Captain Shadir Musa Bwogi has started off well in his 2022 commonwealth journey punching
his way into the quarter
finals of the middleweight
category after his triumphant victory over Aron Sewaru.
Bwogi entered the ring in the blue corner at Lugogo sports
complex on Tuesday morning where
he eased past Sewaru
with a Knockout in the first round. He looked
sharp from the first minute hitting the opponent with several punches forcing him on the ground, which prompted the referee
to stop the fight.
After the bout,
Bwogi told URN that the win is an addition to his career as he looks forward to
representing the country in commonwealth games.
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Bwogi punched in the welterweight category in the just concluded Olympic games before changing to
middleweight. He believes
that he has improved in terms
of the physique in the new category he has opted for.
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Still, at the same mini boxing tournament
organized by Uganda Boxing Federation-UBF, the all African Silver medallist, David Ssemujju
also punched past his opponent Owino John in the light middleweight category
to storm quarter-finals.
Ssemujju won the fight by a unanimous 5-0 decision. Semujju who also participated in the 2020 Tokyo
Olympic games looked fresh cutting punches with an offensive force. After his
fight, the pugilist told Uganda Radio Network- URN that he wanted to correct
some of the mistakes that made him lose in the Olympic games.
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The pugilist also changed his weight category from
middleweight to light-middleweight.
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Both Bwogi and Ssemujju were part of Uganda’s boxing
delegation that participated in the Olympic games. Uganda took a team of three
boxers with last the being Catherine Nanziri who participated in the flyweight category.
The national team trials present a great platform
for Uganda’s pugilists who have spent a lot of time without any active
competition, which explains Uganda's poor performance in the games, according to the Federation President, Moses Muhangi.
Before going for the Olympic Games, the three had
not stepped in a ring to compete for almost two years. Prior to
the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, boxing was Uganda’s most successful sporting
discipline at Olympic Games. Uganda has three silver and one bronze medal.
Boxing Federation-UBF organized
the mini boxing tournament for the selection of the national
boxing team for the forthcoming 2022 Commonwealth games. The games started on September 25th and are expected to end on October 5th 2021.