Bwogi, who was in the red corner, threw some punches at the opponent. However, Madiev looked cleaner, in the third round. Bwogi conceded more points after taking in several punches. Bwogi’s loss put an end to Uganda’s quest for boxing medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Uganda Boxing Team Captain, Musa Shadir Bwogi has lost the
bout to Georgia Madiev Eskerkhan in the welterweight category in the
ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Bwogi 24 was the only hope for Uganda in boxing following
the early exit of David Ssemujju and Catherine Nanziri, who lost their fights.
The boxer, who looked sharp in the first rounds, lost by
split decision after accomplishing the entire fight. He lost 3-1 from a
possible five. Three judges scored Eskerkhan as the winner. The scores were
29-27, 28-28, 26-30, 26-30, 26-30 in favour of Madiev.
Bwogi, who was in the red corner, threw some punches at the
opponent. However, Madiev looked cleaner, in the third round. Bwogi conceded
more points after taking in several punches. Bwogi’s loss put an end to Uganda’s
quest for boxing medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The pugilist recently earned a bye as per the Olympic
governing rules after becoming one of the most highly ranked pugilists in the
welterweight category and never participated in the round of 32. He was punching on the round 16 and had a chance to
penetrate to the last 8 if he won his bout against Madiev. The Bombers entered the summer games in a bid
to win a medal following the long term drought of Uganda’s Olympic team in Boxing.
John Mugabi was the last boxer to bring Uganda a silver
medal during the 1980 Summer Olympics
in the Welterweight division. Boxing remains
Uganda’s most successful sporting discipline at the Olympic Games. Uganda has four medals in boxing, three silver medals and
one bronze medal. Eridadi Mukwanga
a silver medal in bantamweight at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico and Leo
won bronze in flyweight in the same edition before he won silver
at The 1972 Summer Olympics games in Germany in the same category.