Katongole: Amateur Boxing Has No Future


order sans-serif; color: #222222;”>Speaking to ChimpSport in an exclusive interview, Katongole who has been featuring for the national team for 10 years says, he is being frustrated by local coaches who have dropped him because he has no cash to facilitate himself.

Back in the days, he tussled it out with top boxers who included Atanus Mugerwa (currently in Sweden), Zailwa Atenyi of UPDF, Sulah Segawa currently professional and Musa Batantu who opted to join kickboxing, among others.

But the worst memory the boxer has is when he was dropped from the national team which was travelling for all African games 2010 in Maputo.

The boxer narrated that he has excelled beating all the opponents but he was dropped from the team because he was financially constrained.

The boxer went ahead to fundraise for himself through a boxing club Cobap but the technical team did not buy his ideal.

Katongole is currently training in KBC Nakivubo with his coach, Lawrence Kalyango.

Asked about the fate of boxing, the boxer says there is no future in amateur boxing because it requires immense funding which is not

He is considering professional boxing because he wants to earn daily bread.

Now a father who has to sustain three kids, Katongole sacrifices his work to train on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

While training, he mainly focuses on press-ups, shadow boxing, sparing and pads.

He usually jogs along northern by-pass and in the gym to keep fit.

Katongole admires Ugandan heavy weight boxer, Joseph Lubega, because of his brilliant fighting style.

On international level, he believes in America’s May Weather because of his skill in educative boxing.

Katongole’s best dish is posho and beans, fish and rice.

He advises boxers to stay away from drugs.


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