Baker, John Muwanga, the Ugandan regarded as one of the best boxing champion, was born April 2, 1956 in Kampala growing up around Nsambya. Joseph Nsubuga Uganda was another famous former boxer Muwanga older half-brother.
Equally unique and impressive how Muwanga started boxing, how it evolved and why and how to put on the gloves. His way of boxing started when his half-brother Nsubuga who was born in Kenya in the 1950s, appeared in 1963, in the family home while Nsambya, accompanied by her sister and mother. The father of the children have been used in the East African railways and harbors, where he worked in Kenya. Muwanga was happy to have a brother around. Nsubuga has dabbled in boxing. Soon Muwanga Nsubuga accompany the police Boxing Club Nsambya, a few times. But Muwanga was not impressed with the sport. Furthermore, Muwanga's mother is about to leave the house and took Muwanga and one nurse to live elsewhere. Soon after all, a student Mugwanya Preparatory School (Kabojja), a boarding school; and then transferred to a sister school St. Savio Primary School in Entebbe Road.
Savio 1969 Muwanga ultimately fighting a tyrant who happens to be the son of a politically prominent person. Muwanga was expelled from school because of it. His father was very angry, and assured him that he never amount to anything. Meanwhile, his brother was Nsubuga to the continuous development of boxing Muwanga got the attention of just happens to be the brother – although he put down to the relatively weak and not as powerful as the boxing brothers. It is here that Muwanga decided to try boxing. He had tied the game opponents, he is badly beaten and laughed. People in northern Uganda was reputed to be a good fighter, and Muwanga was discouraged to continue to pursue boxing on the grounds that it would be such a fighter, "killed for nothing." But the mocking only made more determined to disprove the skeptics Muwanga.
Muwanga they enroll in the national junior championship, which was held at the police Nsambya shed. He represents Nsambya Boxing Club. At that time and place, are the days of medical tests were not up to standard and was not taken seriously. Muwanga left field. He was tied to the Naguru from boxing opponent Tilima Club. The struggle Muwanga was not himself; his opponent, who was much better than he was best not to humiliate. Tilima has acted knocked down, even if it had not been hit. Muwanga writes (personal communication, June 10, 2014):
"What a show !!! This guy is trying not to humiliate everything, but people laughed until tears run down her cheeks The guy is still there. he made knocked off the air a blow I turned about 10 inches away. received a warning that. I lost in the crowd laughed. "
Muwanga staff is ridiculed because of the fighting. This caused me to strive for the greater will be a good boxer. Early Sunday decided to go to Kampala Boxing Club Nakivubo. Muwanga writes: "I went to Nakivubo KBC, he decided to learn how to box, or Die" (personal communication, June 10, 2014). The club was closed.
Muwanga returned to KBC early the next morning. There is a fellow of the James Bond joke Okwaare how Muwanga was framed. Okwaare quickly rebuked the national coach Erias Gabiraali. Muwanga began his training there he met some national boxer who has been dropped. These inclued Ayub Kalule, Cornelius Boza-Edwards Bbosa, Wasajja Mustafa Ben OCHA, Alex Odhiambo, Ochodomuge and David Jackson. Even Muwanga brother Nsubuga sacrificing. Closing words Muwanga writes (personal communication, June 10, 2014).
"One day I was shocked to hear that he was a brother to represent Scotland [Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, 1970] Uganda could not believe that not only the other urchins in "village" is going to make the pie sweeter boys in the neighborhood Katwe slum was Kinyoro, with the likes of John Opio were the team to justice !!! had honest sweat, hard work and discipline … the rest is history. "
Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, on July 18, 1970, the 16-year-old Oscar Joseph Nsubuga (easy) points decision to Olympian Kenneth Mwansa beat Zambia in the preliminary round.
Commonwealth Games 1974 held in Christchurch, 20 years old Nsubuga just a light welterweight defeated Philip Sapa Papua New Guinea. This happened in the first round of preliminary January 27, when the referee stopped the fight after the early Nsubuga quickly overwhelmed his opponent. However, in the quarterfinals that lasted two days later, James Douglas of Scotland defeated Nsubuga points and thus stopped Nsubuga pursuit of achievement.
months later, in August 1974 Nsubuga, fighting as a middleweight would win a bronze medal at the inaugural World Amateur Boxing Championships in Havana. Nsubuga moved up to the middleweight division.
The competition was held under the TSC Dynamo Sporthalle Berlin October 3 to 7, 1974 in the quarter-finals, beating Nsubuga fought middleweight point Zaprianov (Bulgaria). But beaten in the semifinals, the points Peter Tiepolo in the German Democratic Republic. Established in the bronze medal. Here in Uganda did well worthy of James Odwori (featherweight) and Ayub Kalule (light-welterweight) won gold; Vitalish Bbege (welterweight) won the silver medal.
Nsubuga would debut as a professional in May 1975 which moved to Finland and Norway; he prefers to fight in Europe. Nsubuga stopped competing in 1981, having dropped out of the famous future world champion Davey Moore. Nsubuga said the biggest struggle was witty gladiatorial fight (non-title match) famous Roberto Duran in Panama on January 13, 1980, in Las Vegas. The Panamanian seemed tedious, but Joseph "Stone Face" Nsubuga was knocked out at the end of the fourth round. He retired from boxing in 1981, an impressive record of 18 wins and 3 losses. Nsubuga, who died in Helsinki May 4, 2013, aged 59.
In 1970, while Namasagali College Kamuli district in Uganda, Muwanga shown himself as a skillful, feared and popular boxer. The amateur national level, he said that defeating future world champion renowned Ugandan Cornelius Boza and fellow-Edwards (Bbosa) twice. In April 1973, the annual Gold Belt tournament took place in Bucharest. Most silver medalists and winners turned out to be the Cubans and Romanians. It was here that Muwanga, 17 years old, participated in the first international competition. Here Muwanga, together with his accomplices in the Uganda team – Ayub Kalule, Vitalish Bbege and James Odwori – all won bronze medals in Romania. Later in the same 1973 Muwanga Uganda fought twice in two Urafiki (Kenya vs. Uganda) races he was the winner. Muwanga soon be overwhelmed if the veteran Ugandan boxing legend Alex Odhiambo, who has been so critical of the younger boxer after him the nod and thumbs up!
made at the local level and during training, martial Odwori Muwanga Uganda and another famous boxer "Kabaka" Nasego several times, but did not win. Among Uganda he was beating Vincent Byarugaba, and many others. Muwanga a stint as a national amateur boxing was 1973-1977 when he was also a student Namasagali College; then he attended the University of Oslo while he fought like a pro. Muwanga recalls that in training camp, where the behavioral attitudes ranged boxer Boxer, as admired as clever Odwori was particularly telling, as Ayub Kalule desired action words (personal communication, October 29, 2015):
". .. guys like Ayub Kalule beneficial action … to talk about this phenomenon in my opinion. James Odour talked a mile a minute, but it was a rare ability to back up what he said. is a very rare quality. we called "Kasuku" [parrot] behind him. "
John Muwanga, bright yellow featherweight represented Uganda in Havana at the inaugural world amateur championships held in August 1974 in particular, Kalule and Nsubuga won gold and bronze, respectively. Muwanga was eliminated in the preliminary rounds with a points decision Bejhan Fuchedzhiyev (Bulgaria). Quite remarkable is the aspect that a huge six in the Ugandan contingent to Havana he studied Namasagali – one of the few schools in Uganda that has embraced boxing. In addition to their boxers Muwanga, not to participate in it Namasagali Nsubuga, Odwori, John Byaruhanga, Vincent Byarugaba and Shadrack Odhiambo.
Muwanga national status continued to rise, and at the age of 20 he was selected to represent Uganda in the summer Olympic Games in Montreal. Most of the twenty-eight African countries, they boycotted the Montreal Olympics in 1976, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has refused to bar the Olympics in countries where the athletes took part in sporting events apartheid in South Africa. The New Zealand rugby team then toured South Africa. Countries such as China, Iraq and Guyana also withdrawn; although China has mainly to do with our names on the political question – Non-recognition of "Republic of China" vs. "People's Republic of China."
because of the participation of Ugandan boxers extracted boycott include Baker Muwanga (Bantamweight) in addition to Venostos Ochiai (light-flyweight), Adroni Butambeki (featherweight), Cornelius Boza-Edwards (Bbosa) (featherweight), David Ssenyonjo (easy) Jones Okoth (light-welterweight), Vitalish Bbege (welterweight) and John Odhiambo (light-middleweight). No such pugilists represented Uganda in the 1972 Olympics held in Munich. Vitalish Bbege won gold in boxing championship held in Africa in Kampala 1974
Muwanga began his professional career in Norway in April 1978, October 1982 and finally Mostly boxed as a lightweight. Each seizure was conducted in Norway, apart from the last two was Finland. He has not lost in the attack, but he probably wished exposed to intense competition and a text box is in Western countries, where several top competitor and champion. A factor was the banning of professional boxing in Norway, it is officially in force from the beginning of 1981
Muwanga ended, undefeated professional boxer, 15 wins, 0 losses, six by knockout (Boxrec.com). It regretted to some extent that is not thriving, as he wanted, like a boxer, but he is grateful to the boxing took him places and opened many advantages. He writes: ". … Boxing career, in my opinion, it was not as exciting as I would have liked it to be, but I'm not complaining, it opened a lot of doors for me and gave me places I never thought to see .." (Personal communication , June 10, 2014).