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Olympics: Ssemujju Defeated Despite Impressive Efforts

Uganda’s Boxer David Ssemujju has missed a chance to reach the round of 16 at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo.

Ssemujju lost to Algerian Yeounes Nemouchi by unanimous decision with all judges scoring the fight in favour of Nemouchi.

The Ugandan middleweight champion sprinted from his corner to attack the Algerian at the start but struggled to land clean shots thereafter.

The Algerian, who also beat Ssemujju last year in Dakar, was more technically gifted and had some strong combinations to secure a round of 16 slot.

David Ssemujju (blue) gave Nemouchi a run for his money. courtesy photo

Ssemujju kept the opponent on the ropes and his third round surge saw Nemouchi drop his mouth-guard, but the Algerian held on to a hard fought victory.

Ssemujju who was making his Olympics debut could not put strong guards to his face whenever the Algerian attacked.

He is the second Ugandan boxer to be eliminated after Catherine Nanziri lost her fight on Sunday.

The Algerian will face Marcial Eumir from Philippines who got a bye at the round of 16.

Ssemujju’s guards were non existent. DZ sports photos

Uganda’s search for the first win in Olympics Boxing continues since Sam Rukundo beat Puerto Rican Alex de Jesus in 2004 Athens.

Shadir Musa Bwogi, who received a bye from the round of 32, will enter the ring on Tuesday against Georgia’s Eskerkhan Madiev in the round of 16.


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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