The draw for Boxing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was conducted on Thursday, July 22 at the Kokugikan Arena.

Uganda took three boxers – Shadir Musa Bwogi (Welterweight), David Ssemujju Kavuma (Middleweight), and Catherine Nanziri (Flyweight) – to the prestigious event.

Skipper Bwogi got a bye at the round of 32 and thus will start at the round of sixteen (on Tuesday, July 27 at 5:30pm – EAT) with the winner between Azerbaijan’s Lorenzo Sotomayor Collazo and Georgia’s Eskerkhan Madiev who fight on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Ssemujju and Nanziri will start at the preliminary round of 32 with the latter taking the ring first.

Nanziri, Uganda’s only female boxer at the Olympics, will battle local fighter Tsukimi Namiki on Sunday, July 25 at 11:15am (EAT).

On Monday, July 26, Ssemujju will be in the ring to take on Algerian Younes Nemouchi at 12:18pm (EAT)

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

Leave a comment

Please let us know what you think Cancel reply