Boxer David Ssemujju challenges Shadir Bwogi to a showdown

Ssemujju (L) wants to get even with Bwogi. UBF

BOXING Boxer David Ssemujju challenges Shadir Bwogi to a showdown

Moses King 13:18 - 21.06.2023

David Ssemujju, the 2020 Tokyo Olympian, has thrown down the gauntlet to National Super Middleweight champion Shadir Musa Bwogi, calling for a face-off in the ring.

Ssemujju's challenge comes in response to Bwogi's recent derogatory remarks about local boxers, insinuating that they are afraid to take him on in the ring.

Bwogi, with unwavering confidence, boldly declared that no boxer in the country can defeat him.

In response, Ssemujju has stepped up to make his demands known: "I am Bwogi's worst nightmare," he asserted.

Dismissing Bwogi's statements, Ssemujju argues that the flamboyant boxer has gained false confidence by facing weak opponents.

"He has been boasting a lot after defeating subpar opponents," Ssemujju said before stressing, "I am not concerned about his titles or belts; my only objective is to face him and defeat him until he retreats from the spotlight."

Ssemujju believes he can stop Bwogi's fine-form in the ring. Courtesy

Although Bwogi had previously defeated Ssemujju as amateur boxers, the latter believes that a 12-round professional bout would be the ultimate decider.

"The bout we had as amateurs is in the past. We are now professionals on equal footing. I want a 12-round match against him," Ssemujju declared.

He emphasized that the responsibility to organize this fight lies with promoters and managers, expressing his hunger for victory.

"I am like a hungry lion that has spotted its prey wandering in my territory."

Ssemujju left the amateur ranks after the 2021 Tokyo Olympics Games and went pro.

Shared history

Shadir Musa Bwogi in training | Photo Credit: Courtesy

Semujju and Bwogi produced one of the finest bouts at the 2019 National Open Boxing Finals in the welterweight category.

Both would represent Uganda at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics under different weight categories.

After the Olympics, they decided to join paid ranks and had their successful professional debuts on the same fight night dubbed "From Olympians to Pro boxing."