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John Mugabi boxer

John Mugabi image
Status inactive
Division super welterweight
Height 5′ 8½″/174cm
Reach 74″/188cm
Debut 1980-12-05
Born 1960-03-04
Nationality Uganda
Residence Tampa, Florida, USA
bouts
50
won
42
lost
7
draw
1
bouts
50
won
42
lost
7
draw
1
Status inactive
Division super welterweight
Height 5′ 8½″/174cm
Reach 74″/188cm
Debut 1980-12-05
Born 1960-03-04
Nationality Uganda
Residence Tampa, Florida, USA

Mugabi was part of an exceptionally talented group of light-middleweights and middleweights during a "golden era" of the 1980s which included Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Wilfred Benítez, Davey Moore, and Roberto Durán. As an amateur, Mugabi won a silver medal in the welterweight division at the 1980 Summer Olympics, and was the only medallist for Uganda at the event. He is listed #38 on Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all timeRepresenting Uganda, Mugabi was the Silver medalist at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, boxing in the Welterweight (67  kg) class. Mugabi lost to Andrés Aldama of Cuba in the final.

Mugabi was part of an exceptionally talented group of light-middleweights and middleweights during a "golden era" of the 1980s which included Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Wilfred Benítez, Davey Moore, and Roberto Durán. As an amateur, Mugabi won a silver medal in the welterweight division at the 1980 Summer Olympics, and was the only medallist for Uganda at the event. He is listed #38 on Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all timeRepresenting Uganda, Mugabi was the Silver medalist at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, boxing in the Welterweight (67  kg) class. Mugabi lost to Andrés Aldama of Cuba in the final.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Jan. 16, 1999 Glen Kelly WWWWWW Alexandria Basketball Stadium, Sydney Australian Light Heavyweight

International Boxing Federation Pan Pacific Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
July 19, 1998 Anthony Bigeni WWWWWW Downtown Convention Centre, Auckland PABA Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 26, 1998 Paul Smallman LLWWLD Southport RSL Club, Southport WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 13, 1998 William Bo James WLWLWL Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 18, 1997 Paul Smallman WLLWWL Southport RSL Club, Southport DRAW
TD
June 19, 1997 Jamie Wallace WLWLLL Gold Coast vacant Australian Super Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 20, 1997 Ambrose Mlilo WWWWWL Convention Centre, Canberra WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 16, 1996 Peter Kinsella WWWWLL Southport WIN
Points
Nov. 20, 1991 Gerald McClellan WWWWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington vacant World Boxing Organisation World Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 12, 1991 Kevin Whaley-El LWWWLW Latchmere Leisure Centre, Wandsworth WIN
Technical knockout
July 12, 1991 James Williamson LWWLWL Palais des Festivals, Cannes WIN
Technical knockout
March 31, 1990 Terry Norris WWLWWW Sun Dome, Tampa World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

LOSS
KO
Jan. 10, 1990 Carlos Antunes WWWWLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
KO
Oct. 30, 1989 Ricky Stackhouse LLLLLL Pavillon Baltard, Nogent-sur-Marne WIN
Technical knockout
July 8, 1989 Rene Jacquot WWWWWW The Mirapolis, Cergy-Pontoise World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 20, 1989 Ralph Smiley WLLLLL Nogent-sur-Marne World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 23, 1989 Kenneth Styles WWWWLL The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 4, 1989 Francisco Carballo WWWLWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 27, 1988 Mike Sacchetti WWWLLL Players Athletic Club, Sharpsville WIN
Technical knockout
July 7, 1988 Kenny Snow WWWLLW Hyatt Regency, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
June 4, 1988 Gonzalo Montes WLWLLL Lee County Civic Center, Fort Myers WIN
Technical knockout
May 5, 1988 Knox Brown WLLWDW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 22, 1988 Bryan Grant WWWWLW Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 5, 1986 Duane Thomas WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
March 10, 1986 Marvin Hagler WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

World Boxing Association World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

LOSS
KO
Aug. 6, 1985 Bill Bradley LLLWWL Trump Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Corner retirement
March 17, 1985 Earl Hargrove WWWLWW Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa WIN
KO
Sept. 25, 1984 Nino Gonzalez WLWDWL Wembley Arena, Wembley WIN
KO
Aug. 5, 1984 Frank Fletcher WWLWLW Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
May 27, 1984 Wilbert Johnson WLWDWW Hotel del Lago Casino, Maracaibo WIN
KO
Feb. 19, 1984 James Green WLWWLW Hyatt Regency, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 12, 1983 Curtis Parker LWWWWW Sun Dome, Tampa WIN
KO
Oct. 8, 1983 Eddie Gazo WLWLLL Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 16, 1983 Don Morgan LLLLWL Hyatt Regency, Tampa WIN
KO
Aug. 5, 1983 Jeff Nelson WWLWWW Hyatt Regency, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
July 3, 1983 Gary Guiden WWWWLW Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
May 15, 1983 Roosevelt Green WWWWLW Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 23, 1982 Doug Demmings WWWWWW WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 15, 1982 Steve Williams WWLLLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
May 2, 1982 Curtis Ramsey WWLWWW Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
March 26, 1982 Curtis Taylor LLLLW Kiel WIN
KO
Dec. 26, 1981 Sammy Floyd LLWLLL Gelsenkirchen WIN
KO
Nov. 16, 1981 Darwin Brewster WWDWWW Anglo-American Sporting Club, Mayfair WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 31, 1981 John Mwamba WWWL Lusaka WIN
KO
Sept. 25, 1981 Ronnie Ford LDWLWW Cologne WIN
KO
May 30, 1981 Pedro Guerrero LLLLL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
May 11, 1981 Dennis Pryce WLLLWL Anglo-American Sporting Club, Mayfair WIN
KO
April 10, 1981 Mauricio Fernandes da Cruz WDLLLD Kiel WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 13, 1981 Giampaolo Piras DLLLLL Kiel WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 5, 1980 Oemer Karadenis LWLDDL Cologne WIN
Technical knockout