Uganda National Boxing Team (Bombers) captain Shadir Musa Bwogi was crowned the overall winner of the inaugural online Shadow Boxing Challenge competition.
Bwogi, the only Ugandan boxer that already qualified for the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo was declared champion on Thursday at the Lugogo Hockey ground in a ‘scientific’ function that was graced by Uganda Boxing Federation patron Capt. George Mike Mukula.
The Welterweight boxer scored 75% overall to beat competition from over 500 active and none active boxers that took part in the online challenge to walk way with Shs. 1,000,000 courtesy of UBF president Moses Muhangi.
Swedish based Heavyweight boxer, Alex Bwambale was second with 72% ahead of 2019 All Africa Games silver medalist Isaac Masembe and Nyanzi Joshua both scoring 65% respectively.
Bwambale bagged Shs. 750,000 while Ugandan boxer based in Dubai, Nyanzi took home Shs. 250,000, half of what Masembe Isaac walked away with.
The Shadow Boxing challenge ran from the 15th – 19th June 2020 and points were awarded basing on social media feedback and technical decisions.
Social media decisions were based on total views and likes from all the UBF social media platforms that included Facebook, Twitter and Instagram constituting 40%.
The technical decisions were based on speed, imagination/anticipation, foot work, punch variations, Defense and time usage contributing 60%.
In addition to the best four performers, all the Seven coaches that were involved in the challenge received a token of appreciation plus certificates that were also given to the different Journalists that participated.
Former FMU president Dusman Okee, Kenyan Boxing Federation president Jamal Othieno, Uganda Swimming Federation president Moses Mwase, Lacrosse president Ibrahim, NBS TV news anchor Samson Kasumba among other participants embraced the first edition of the virtual challenge.
Among the attendees at the crowning ceremony were UNAIDs Country Managing Director, Dr Karusa Kiragu, Head of UBF Technical committee and National team Coach Patrick Lihanda, and the Secretary for Women affairs Rose Kabwama.
Also, National Council of Sports Assistant General Secretary David Katende and NCS Chairman Dr Donald Rukare virtually attended the function.
Top 15 Finishers
1. Shadir Musa Bwogi (75%)
2. Bwambale Alex (72%)
3. Masembe Isaac (65%)
4. Nyanzi Joshua (65%)
5. Isaac Zebra “Mando” Senyange (61%)
6. Herbert Karungi (60%)
7. Hajji Juma Nsubuga (59%)
8. Lubega Ibrahim (56%)
9. Semujju David (56%)
10. Mayanja Twaibu (52%)
11. Muhammad Ali (51%)
12. Adinan Yasin (50%)
13. Semuwemba Abdu (47%)
14. Juma Miiro (47%)
15. Nanziri Catherine (42%)