John Baker Muwanga, a standout amongst other respected of Uganda’s boxing champions, was brought into the world on April second 1956 nearby Kampala, experiencing childhood in Nsambya. Joseph Nsubuga, another of Uganda’s prestigious previous fighters, was Muwanga’s more seasoned relative.
Similarly one of a kind and entrancing is the means by which Muwanga began boxing, how he advanced, and why and how he hang up his gloves. His pathway to boxing began when his relative Nsubuga who was brought into the world in Kenya in the mid 1950’s appeared in 1963 at the family home in Nsambya while joined by his sister and mom. The dad of the kids had been utilized by East African Railways and Harbors where he worked in Kenya. Muwanga was charmed to have a more established sibling around. Nsubuga had fiddled at boxing. Before long, Muwanga would go with Nsubuga to the Police Boxing club in Nsambya, a couple of times. Be that as it may, Muwanga was not dazzled with the game. Additionally, Muwanga’s mom would before long clear the house, taking with him Muwanga and one of his sisters to live somewhere else. He before long wound up being an understudy in Mugwanya Preparatory School (Kabojja), a life experience school; and from that point he was moved to the sister school St. Savio Primary School on Entebbe Road.
At Savio in 1969, Muwanga wound up battling a domineering jerk who turned out to be the child of a politically conspicuous individual. Muwanga was ousted from school subsequently. His dad was exceptionally angry, and guaranteed him that he could never add up to anything. Then sibling Nsubuga was gaining consistent boxing headway, Muwanga stood out enough to be noticed for simply turning out to be the sibling – in spite of the fact that he was put down as similarly frail and not as extreme as his boxing sibling. It is here that Muwanga chose to have a go at boxing. He was coordinated with play rivals, he was severely beaten and chuckled at. Individuals from northern Uganda were presumed to be acceptable contenders, and Muwanga was deterred from proceeding with boxing in light of the fact that such fighters would, “murder you for little more than.” the insulting just made Muwanga the more resolved to negate doubters.
Muwanga set out to join up with the public junior titles which were held at the Nsambya Police shed. He would address Nsambya Boxing Club. At that spot and time, those days, clinical trials were not up to standard and were not treated appropriately. Muwanga was permitted to box. He was coordinated with a rival Tilima from Naguru boxing Club. In the battle, Muwanga didn’t substantiate himself; his rival who was obviously superior to him did his best not to embarrass him. Tilima even claimed to be wrecked, in any event, when he had not been hit. Muwanga composes (Personal correspondence, 10 June 2014):
“What a show!!! This person did whatever it takes not to embarrass me however bombed individuals snickered until destroys run there cheeks. The person even professed to be wrecked by the demeanor of a punch I had swung around 10 inches from him. He got an admonition for that. I lost and the group chuckled.”
Muwanga’s partners would chuckle at him due to that battle. This made him endeavor the more to turn into a decent fighter. From the get-go a Sunday he chose to go to Kampala Boxing Club in Nakivubo. Muwanga expresses, “I went to KBC in Nakivubo, resolved to figure out how to box or kick the bucket” (Personal correspondence, 10 June 2014). The club was shut.
Muwanga got back to KBC promptly the following morning. There an individual James Bond Okwaare ridiculed how Muwanga had boxed. Okwaare was immediately censured by the public mentor Erias Gabiraali. Muwanga began preparing there as he became acquainted with a portion of the public fighters who dropped in. These inclued Ayub Kalule, Cornelius Bbosa Boza-Edwards, Mustafa Wasajja, Ben Ochan, Alex Odhiambo, Ochodomuge, and David Jackson. Indeed, even Muwanga’s sibling Nsubuga would drop in. In closing words Muwanga composes (Personal correspondence, 10 June 2014):
“One day I was stunned to hear that my sibling was going to Scotland [Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, 1970] to address Uganda. I was unable to accept, not just that different imps from the ‘town’ were additionally going, to make the pie better young men from the ghetto nearby which was Katwe Kinyoro, any semblance of John Opio were likewise in the group!!! There was equity in legit sweat, difficult work and control… the rest is history.”
KIU At the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, on July eighteenth 1970, 16 year-old Joseph Oscar Nsubuga (lightweight) was crushed by focuses choice by Olympian Kenneth Mwansa of Zambia in the fundamental round.
At the Commonwealth Games of 1974 held in Christchurch, 20 year-old Nsubuga now a light-welterweight crushed Philip Sapak of Papua New Guinea. This occurred in the fundamental initially round on January 27th when the arbitrator ended the battle right on time after Nsubuga had immediately overpowered his adversary. In any case, in the quarter-finals that were held two days after the fact, James Douglas of Scotland crushed Nsubuga by focuses and accordingly ended Nsubuga’s mission for a decoration.
Months after the fact, in August 1974, Nsubuga, battling as a middleweight, would win a bronze award at the debut World Amateur Boxing Championships in Havana. Nsubuga had climbed to the middleweight division.
The TSC Tournament was held at the Dynamo-Sporthalle in Berlin during October 3-7, 1974. In the quarter-finals, Nsubuga battling as a middleweight beat Zaprianov (Bulgaria) by focuses. However, in the semi-finals he was beaten, by focuses, by Peter Tiepold of the German Democratic Republic. He agreed to the bronze award. here Ugandans performed strikingly well: James Odwori (flyweight) and Ayub Kalule (light-welterweight) won gold; Vitalish Bbege (welterweight) won the silver award.