After representing Uganda at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics games, pugilists Shadir Musa Bwogi (Welterweight) and David Ssemujju Kavuma (Middleweight) have officially decided to turn to Professional Boxing.
The exciting Boxing duo is under new Professional Boxing company 12 Sports round Promotions.
The Promotion company is under the management of Businessman Stephen Sembuya Magulu. They officially unveiled the pugilists on Tuesday, February, 22nd at the event graced by Uganda Professional Boxing Commission President Salim Uhuru at MTN Omondi Stadium in Lugogo.
Sembuya revealed that this is a great opportunity for the Boxers to transit from amateur to Professional
“We are honoured to sign the faces of Boxing in the East African region, we are privileged as twelve round Promotions company to have them on board.” They have different styles and we are here to help them transit from amateur Boxing to professional.”
I believe this will help change the livelihood of the boxers and so this is beneficial to them.” Said Sembuya.
Bwogi who has been serving as the Bombers captain believes this is the right time for him to join the paid ranks and is optimistic he will conquer
“It has been an easy journey since I started Boxing, have done everything in amateur boxing. I believe this is the time for me to make money and I come to conquer.” I am here to take on everyone, I have come to sweep everything.” Said Bwogi
Catherine Nanziri who is under the A and B Boxing club said that she is also thinking about turning professional
“I am also thinking about turning professional, because in Boxing you are always hurt by punches so I would like to fight for money.”
The three Boxing Olympians lost on their Games debut. Bwogi was defeated by Georgia’s Eskerkhan Madiev, Ssemujju lost to Algerian Nemouchi Younes whereas Nanziri bowed out after defeat to Japanese Tsukimi Namiki.