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Famous Boxers from Uganda

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Updated June 14, 2019 10.5k views 11 items

List of famous boxers from Uganda, listed alphabetically with photos of the boxers when available. Uganda has produced some very talented boxers over the years, including heavyweights, light heavyweights, cruiserweights, featherweights and flyweights. These are some of the best Ugandan boxers to ever live, so if you're a native of Uganda and are aspiring to box professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular boxer from Uganda then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

A list made up of boxers like Jolly Katongole and Fred Mutuweta.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Ugandan boxers?" and "Which boxers are from Uganda?"

You can click on the names of these legendary boxers of Uganda in order to get more information about each one. If you box or just love the sport then use this list of talented Ugandan boxers to find some new athletes to watch.
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Age: 59
John Mugabi (born 4 March 1960) is a Ugandan former professional boxer who competed from 1980 to 1991, and 1996 to 1999. He held the WBC super-welterweight title from 1989 to 1990, and ...more
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Dec. at 60 (1949-2009)
Leo Rwabwogo (June 3, 1949 – January 14, 2009) was a boxer from Uganda, who won two Olympic medals during his career as an amateur in the flyweight division (– 51 kg). He won the silver medal in ...more
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Age: 41
Kassim Ouma (born 12 December 1978) is a Ugandan professional boxer. He held the IBF junior middleweight title from 2004 to 2005, and has challenged twice for a world middleweight title in 2006 ...more
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Sam Rukundo Age: 39
Sam ("Rocky") Rukundo (born May 18, 1980 in Kampala) is a boxer from Uganda, who competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native African country. There he was stopped in the ...more
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Age: 65
Ayub Kalule (born 6 January 1954) is a retired boxer from Uganda, who first came to prominence when he won the Amateur World Welterweight Title at the inaugural 1974 World Championships in ...more
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Age: 63
Cornelius Boza Edwards (born 27 May 1956 in Kampala, Uganda) is the former WBC Super Featherweight Champion of the World. Boza Edwards was a Ugandan, and fought in both the Super Featherweight ...more
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Fred Mutuweta Age: 48
Fredrick "Fred" Muteweta (born November 4, 1971 in Kampala) is a retired boxer from Uganda, who represented his native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea in the ...more
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Joseph Lubega Age: 37
Joseph Lubega (born January 1, 1982 in Namirembe, Kampala) is a boxer from Uganda, who participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his country. There he was stopped in the first round of the ...more
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Jolly Katongole Age: 34
Jolly Katongole (15 December 1985 – 14 May 2015) was a boxer from Uganda, who participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native African country. There he was stopped in the first round of ...more
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Sadat Tebazaalwa Age: 34
Sadat Tebazaalwa (born October 23, 1985) is a Ugandan amateur boxer who participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics. There he was defeated in the first round of the welterweight (-69 kg) division ...more
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Brian Mayanja Age: 36
Brian Mayanja (born January 25, 1983) is a boxer from Uganda, who participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native African country. There he was outscored in the first round of the ...more