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Boxing: The road to 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games starts this Saturday with National team trials

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Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) has announced Saturday 25th September to Tuesday 5th October to hold national team (The Bombers) trials ahead of Commonwealth Games.

After Olympics debacle, UBF eyes Commonwealth Games berth and is keen on quickly putting behind its 2020 Tokyo Olympics shortfalls and focus on something new; the 2022 Commonwealth Games.


Over 532 boxers including 498 men and 34 women are expected to be part of the entire trials exercise and only 14, (8 men) and (6 women) will cut into the national team squad for 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, UBF will hold trials without fans and few media houses shall be accredited to cover the event.

The multi sports event (Commonwealth) is scheduled for 28th July to 8th August in the heart of England, Birmingham.

 

In 2018, Uganda qualified only five pugilists; Juma Miiro, David Ssemujju Kavuma, Shadir Musa Bwogi and Regan Simbwa.

Juma Miro managed to secure a bronze medal in the flyweight category.
Uganda has shown glimpses of success at the Commonwealth games than at the Olympics.


Boxers Godfrey Nyakana and Justin Juuko won gold at the 1990 Auckland Games in New Zealand while the pair of Joseph Abdul Kaddu Sabata and Charles Matata muscled their way to bronze medals.

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