Middleweight David Kavuma Ssemujju (pic above) is just a win away to the medal brackets of the African Games.
Ssemujju, who was the first Ugandan boxer to test action in Rabat, Morocco, is so far the best performing of eight Bombers [including the two women]. The KCCA Boxing Club fighter has beaten two opponents in what looks to be a very competitive weight division.
First, he edged Mauritian Olympian Jean-Luc Rosalba 3-2 Wednesday before beating Zambian Benny Muziyo by the same margin a day later. This comes in sharp contrast with his colleague Musa Shadir Bwogi, who lost his first bout to Zambia’s Nkumbu Silungwe.
This puts him into a collision course with the unheralded Raul Obama of Equatorial Guinea tomorrow. Unless otherwise, Obama, who has only one fight in his amateur record, could be Ssemujju’s easiest opponents so far.
While Ssemuju has reached here the hard way, Obama has enjoyed two byes before he beat South Sudan’s Charles Jalaba Okumu 5-0 Thursday.
If Ssemujju thrives to the semis, he will be assured of a medal, a far better performance than the nightmarish adventure at the Commonwealth Games last year.
Having gone to Gold Coast as a middleweight [75kg], he was forced to drop over 10kgs to fight in light welterweight [64kg]. He lost instantly to England’s Luke McCormack.
BOXING IN MOROCCO
Ssemuju vs. Obama [EQG]