Tuesday, July 27
Boxing: Shadir Musa Bwogi (Ugands) Vs Madiev Eskerkhan (Georgia)
Time: 11:30am (Ug time)
Weight: Men’s welterweight (63-69kgs)
Venue: Kokugikan Arena
Channel: Sanyuka TV (StarTimes) and SuperSports (Dstv, Olympics 7)
Uganda’s remaining boxer at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics games, Shadir Musa Bwogi, will be in action this Tuesday.
The Bombers team captain who received a bye to reach the round of 16, will face experienced Georgia’s Madiev Eskerkhan in the welterweight category.
Madiev, 23, a year younger than Shadir, won by RSC (Referee Stops Contest) decision in round one against a much fancied Cuban-born Lorenzo at the round of 16.
Although his two boxing countrymates – Catherine Nanziri and David Kavuma Ssemujju – were eliminated at the round of 32, Shadir remains confident.
“Although my collegues have both lost, I am the captain of the team, like I did in Dakar Senegal, captains always lead by example,” Shadir stated.
“I have watched my opponenent from Georgia, I know he is prepared but am more prepared.”
Shadir qualified for the Tokyo games after defeating Ghana’s Jesse Lartey in the welterweight box-off on the last day of the 2020 African Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament held in Diamniadio, Senegal.
He started boxing in 2009 when he joined East Coast Boxing Club under his father’s guidance. He trained under coach Hassan Waswa Kalili and Hussain Kato Kalili.
His maiden national team appearance was in 2014 in the light welterweight division, where he represented Uganda in Tanzania’s Nyerere Cup.
He has since represented Uganda at 2017 African Championships in Congo-Brazzaville where he lost in the preliminaries to Namibia’s Jonas Junias.
He was at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia where he defeated Merven Clair of Mauritius to qualify for the mens 69 kg quarter finals and then lost to England’s Pat McCormack.
He was also part of the Ugandan squad at the 2019 African Games in Rabat, Morocco where he was defeated by Zimbabwe’s Silungwe Nkungu.
Who is Shadir Bwogi’s Opponent Eskerkhan Madiev?
Eskerkhan Madiev was born in Chechnya in Russia and later moved to Turkey before going to Georgia.
Per records, he began boxing at age 10 and has 50 recognised fights – won 34 and lost 16.
He qualified to Tokyo thanks to his performance at the 2021 European Qualifying Event in Paris, France.
In his first fight at Tokyo Olympics, he pulled a shock victory against 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist Sotomaya Calazo Lorenzo (Azerbaijan) who changed nationality from Cuba in 2013 and won a silver medal three years later at 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Did you Know? – Pat McCormack (England) who beat Shadir at the 2018 Commonwealth games quarter finals, has also beaten Eskerkhan Madiev twice.
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