page http://debiontheweb.com/wp-includes/post-thumbnail-template.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Tebazaalwa breathed his last on Thursday morning at the age of 57 years after a one year long struggle with cancer illness.
He was laid to the rest at his ancestral home in Masajja zone B in Kampala on a function that attracted the whole boxing family.
“Tebazaalwa has groomed many boxing talents during his times as a referee and a former boxer,” said Godfrey Nyakaana one of the professional boxers he mentored in his condolence message to the mourners.
The referee was on the bomber team which qualified for the 1970 African boxing finals after he scooped gold medal in Dar el Salam in Tanzania.
He has been on the referees and judges’ committee of professional boxing commission.
Tebazaalwa will always be remembered for creating a good boxing legacy where he encouraged his two sons to join professional boxing who include; Abdu Teabazaalwa and Sadat Tebazaalwa currently practicing their professional boxing in Japan.
Maurine Shanita who represents the women boxers on the African boxing commission described the deceased as an irreplaceable personality who has been sacrificing his resources and time to ensure the sport progresses.
The burial was also attended to by Khasim Ouma the former Worlds Light Heavy Boxer currency based in the United States.
More about him
Tebazaalwa participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics where he was defeated in the first round of the welterweight (– 69 kg) division by China’s Hanati Silamu.
He qualified for the Athens Games by winning the gold medal at the 2nd AIBA African 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Gaborone, Botswana. In the final he defeated Zambia’s Ellis Chibuye.
One year earlier, he won the bronze medal in his weight division at the All-Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria.