Musa Shadir Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
Musa Shadir beat David Ssemujju by unanimous points decision in arguably the best fight on the night. (Photo: JOHN BATANUDDE) Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

2019 National open boxing championship:



2- East Coast

3. Police

Juniors (Men):


Best boxer: Rasikala Paul (East Coast)

Juniors (Girls)

Winner: University of Pain Boxing Club

Best Boxer: Teddy Nakimuli

Elite (Men)

Winner: Lukanga Boxing Club

Best Boxer: Derrick Mubiru (Copab)

Women (Elite):

Winner: Zebra Boxing Club

Best Boxer: Maureen Ajambo (Zebra)

Men (Elite):

Winner: East Coast Boxing Club

Lukanga Boxing Club won the 2019 national boxing open championship that climaxed at the Lugogo Indoor Arena in Kampala.

The finals of the championship were held on Sunday with the winners taking home a brand new bike and a giant glittering trophy.

Youth male and female boxers with their medals and certificates. (Photo: David Isabirye)

East East boxing club were the overall runners up and took home a cow while Police were third and won a training punching bag, a goat and a pair of gloves.

Lukanga won the junior boys event, University of Pain took the girls’ event.

East Coast’s Paul Rasikala and Teddy Nakimuli were the best young boy and girl boxers.

University of Pain’s Teddy Nakimuli (hands up) beat Flavia Auma of A&B Boxing Club. (Photo: DAVID ISABIRYE)

East Coast won the elite men with Derrick Mubiru of Copab the best boxer.

Zebra Boxing club was the best elite women club with Maureen Ajambo (Zebra) the best female boxer.

Each of the exceling clubs per catergory got Shs 2M (from the national council of sports) and a pair of gloves.

The closing ceremony was attended by a number of dignitaries who included the first son, General Muhoozi Kainerugaba and officials from the National Council of Sports (NCS).

L-R: Moses Muhangi, Muhoozi Kainerugaba and musician Bebe Cool watching the final bouts. Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Muhoozi pledged to support the boxing industry with material support to clubs and the federation.

He offered 80 punching pads, 80 pairs of gloves, 40 punching bags, and promised to lobby a boxing ring.

I am happy to over 500 boxers come together and compete. I thank the efforts of the Uganda Boxing Federation to organize. I will provide support to the 40 clubs with 80 punching pads, 80 pairs of gloves, 40 punching bags worth Shs 34.4M. I will also lobby a boxing ring.

General Muhoozi Kainerugaba
Gen. Muhoozi with his speech. (Photo: John Batanudde) Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Full Bouts

Juniors category

  • Light Fly Weight: Kintu Marvin (Sparks B.C) BEAT Orothomo Bright ( SAKKU B.C)
  • Fly Weight: Ibrahim Kemi ( Kibuli B.C) got a walkover
  • Light Bantam Weight: Sekyete Reagan ( Malalo B.C) Beat Frank Kasozi (Lukanga B.C)
  • Bantam Weight: Bob Turyatemba ( Sparks B.C) BEAT Paul Rasika ( East Coast)
  • Feather Weight: David Kayemba ( Lukanga B.C) BEAT Shafik Wasswa ( Zebra B.C)
  • Light Weight: Ibrahim Nsubuga ( Lukanga B.C) BEAT Arafat Mbusi (COBAP B.C)
  • Light Welterweight: Alex Kanabi ( Lukanga B.C) BEAT Dan Sekasi (COBAP B.C)
  • Junior Welterweight: Brian Kidega ( Lukanga B.C) – walkover.
  • Light Middle Weight:  David Mutebi (COBAP B.C) BEAT  Sadat ( Lukanga B.C)

Youth Category

  • Light Weight: Roch Nelson ( Police B.C) BEAT Arafat Kimera ( Kampala High B.C)
  • Fly Weight: Patrick Sozi ( Lukanga B.C) BEAT Edrine Ojambo (Nakawa B.C)
  • Bantam Weight: Derrick Mubiru ( COBAP) BEAT Disan Mubiru (Lukanga B.C)
  • Light Welterweight: Siriro Pius ( Sparks B.C) BEAT Emma Attan ( East coast B.C)
  • Welterweight: Mazida Mohamed (Lukanga B.C) beat Matovu Ukash ( COBAP B.C)
  • Middle Weight: Semudu Muzamil ( Kololo B.C) beat Shaban Karim ( Kibuli)
  • Light Heavy Weight: Omondi Boy ( Kibuli B.C) lost to Muyingo James ( Police B.C)
  • Heavyweight: Oyuka Shaka ( Kibuli B.C) gets a walk over as well as Habib Mohamad ( East Coast B.C)

Women Youth Category

  • Light Fly Weight: Nankinga Grace ( University of Pain) BEAT Nanziri Cathy ( A and B)
  • Fly Weight:
  • Nasali Maria ( Lukanga B.C) BEAT Tracy Mpirirwa ( Kololo High B.C)
  • Bantam Weight: Auma Flavia (Lukanga B.C) Lost to Teddy Nakimuli ( University of Pain)
  • Light Weight:
  • Nabosa Alice ( A and B) BEAT Mirembe Faridah ( Lukanga B.C)

Women Elite Category

  • Fly Weight:
  • Nali Jalia ( Zebra B.C) BEAT Nantongo Sarah ( Police B.C)
  • Bantam Weight:
  • Ajambo Moreen ( Zebra ) BEAT Aminah Musa ( UPDF)
  • Light Weight: Nasuna Milly ( COBAP) Lost to Ainebyona Laura ( East Coast)
  • Light Welterweight:
  • Opio Vivian ( UPDF) BEAT Among Rebecca
  • Welterweight: Nakayibale Scovia ( Zebra ) Lost To Nakalema Emily (Katwe B.C)
  • Middle Weight: Joy Namabiro ( Zebra ) BEAT Nabwire Rosete ( Power Gym)
  • Heavy Weight: Hellen Baleke (Zebra) – walk over.

Elite Men

  • Light Fly Weight: Joshua Kizza ( Kalinabiri B.C) Lost to Busingye Champ ( Police)
  • Fly Weight: Katongole John Baptist ( East Coast) Beat Lwanga Mohamed ( Katwe B.C)
  • Bantam Weight: Isaac Masembe ( COBAP ) Lost to Frank Muhairwe ( KCCA B.C)
  • Light Weight: Adinan Yasin ( Mutujjazi B.C) Beat Wasswa Ssali ( Lukanga B.C)
  • Light Welterweight: Tukamuhebwa Ajoshua ( East Coast) Vs Sebufu Isaac ( University of Pain B.C)
  • Welterweight: David Ssemujju ( KCCA B.C ) Lost to Musa Shadir (East Coast)
  • Middle Weight: Joshua Male (Zana B.C) BEAT Medi Lubega (Lukanga)
  • Light Heavyweight: Dumba Sofas ( Kololo High B.C) Lost To Musa Latigo (Ice Mark B.C)
  • Heavyweight: Emma Kyambadde ( Lukanga ) Lost To Yusuf Babu ( COBAP)
  • Super Heavyweight: Mike Komakech ( East Coast ) BEAT Solomon Geko ( Lukanga B.C)

Participating clubs:

Zana, Gulu, Kadiba, Mukono, Ice Mark, Nakivubo, KCCA, Kampala High, Mukono, Malalo, Sparks, University of Pain, Nakawa, Busoga, Katabi, Kalinabiri, Rise and Shine, East Coast,  Sakku, Lugazi United, Kololo High, Kololo, Power Gym, Makindye, Kigwee, Busabala, Najjanakumbi, Zebra, Lukanga, Luwero, Police, Scorpions, Police, Cobap, UPDF, Katwe Combined, Kampala Boxing Club, Kibuli-Mutajjazzi, A & B Boxing Club

A section of boxing fans who attended the climax of the 2019 national open championships at Lugogo

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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