Two time Olympiad and now coach on the national junior side Charles Lubulwa believes the eight boxers chosen for the world junior boxing championship next month could revive the glory of the forgotten sport in Uganda.

Fazil Juma, Rogers Semitala, Emmanuel Nsubuga, Bob Moses, David Ochan, Joseph sekatte Ben Katamba and Musa Ntege will represent Uganda at the games in Armenia.

Currently they are undergoing intensive training in Lugogo under Lubulwa who has handled almost all the boxers who have gone ahead and made Uganda proud.

“They are talented no doubt about that, but they have a long way ahead of them if they are follow the footsteps of their predecessors,” Lubulwa said. “Am always excited working with young prospects, they make you feel young again.”

Over 500 boxers turned up for trials but Lubulwa and company zeroed down to eight as the country prepares a team for the 2014 commonwealth games in Glasgow, the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil four years from now.

“We have missed out on major tournaments, in the past, but we are trying to build another side that within a short time can revive the glory days of Ugandan boxing,” Lubulwa added.

 Light Fly weight: Fazil Juma

Fly weight: Rogers Semitala

Bantam weight: Emmanuel Nsubuga

Light weight: Bob Moses

Light welter: David Ochan

Welter weight: Joseph sekatte

Middle weight: Ben Katamba

Light heavy: Musa Ntege

Senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering volleyball, football and badminton

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