Vitalish Bbege: Uganda’s Amateur Electrical power Punching Winner And This Boxing Wins Inside Germany

American boxer Michael Gerard “Iron Mike” Tyson was born in the New York City borough Brooklyn on June thirtieth 1966. The ferocity and daunting style of Tyson involved a series of fast knockout wins that guide to his turning out to be the youngest heavyweight winner of the world in 1986. Ten several years right after Mike Tyson was born, a young Ugandan boxer Vitalis (Vitalish) Bbege, who had swiftly acquired the equal of a countrywide Tyson-like ferocious boxing impression, was scheduled to symbolize Uganda at the 1976 Olympics to be held in Montreal from July 18th to 31st. Among the boxers on the Uganda group had been long term national boxing legends John Baker Muwanga (bantamweight) and featherweight Cornelius Boza-Edwards (Bbosa). Vitalish Bbege was scheduled to be Uganda’s welterweight competitor. A lot of African and other international locations politically boycotted the 1976 all around the starting of these Olympics. The scheduled preliminary bouts involving boycotting nations’ boxers had been ruled walkovers in favor of the opponents of the non-boycotting nations.

In retrospect, Bbege had extensively acquired his countrywide brutal speedy knockout status throughout the 1974 African Beginner Boxing Championships that just so took place to be held in Bbege’s Uganda house territory. The boxing tournament took location in Kampala in November. Welterweight Bbege speedily disposed of all his opponents by early knockout, save for the audacious and powerful Prince of Egypt who persistently held on till the conclude. Young and reasonably unknown Bbege was quickly in the publications as Africa’s newbie welterweight boxing winner. For a long time, his name has remained legendary in Uganda and as synonymous with not only boxers, but also with belligerent and challenging hitting normal folks. Bbege, as a welterweight represented Uganda at the Pre-Olympic Boxing Tournament in Montreal from November twenty seventh to December 1st 1975. In the quarter-finals, on November 27th, the referee stopped Nico Jeurissen from Bbege’s onslaught, in the very first spherical. Bbege, in the semi-finals on November twenty ninth, real to style, knocked out Leo Pelletier of Canada in the next round. But the finals, on December 1st, have been not fruitful for Bbege. Bbege was defeated by Yoshifumi Seki of Japan with the referee stopping the struggle in the initial spherical. Bbege went home with the silver medal. And so did heavyweight Jacob Odonga, one more Ugandan who was technically knocked out in the finals (by Hocine Tafer of France). The only other Ugandan contestant at this event was Mustapha Wasajja. He gained the gold medal after outpointing Bryan Gibson of Canada.

After the 1976 Olympic boycott, Vitalish Bbege soon moved to the then West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany-FRG) where they would be much more rewarding boxing opportunities for him. He remained an novice boxer and never boxed professionally. He joined the Sparta Flensburg Boxing Club (BC Flensburg) in the metropolis Flensburg the place he nonetheless resides and is a health and boxing trainer.

Symbolizing Sparta Flensburg (BC Flensburg), Bbege won numerous once-a-year Schleswig-Holstein Beginner Boxing Association (SHABV) titles from the late 1970’s to the late 1980’s. In 1979, Bbege won the SHABV newbie middleweight (75kg) title, the exact same title as a gentle-middleweight (seventy one kg) in 1980 and 1981. In 1982, 1986, and 1990 Bbege turned the SHABV middleweight winner. In 1984, 1985, and 1987, Bbege as a heavyweight (81kg), was the SHABV title holder.

On January thirtieth 1984, Vitalish Bbege represented West Germany in a boxing dual verses the United States. He boxed as a gentle-middleweight and defeated Michael Cross by two details to one particular in a a few-spherical match-up. Interestingly Bbege has a brother who goes by the names Vitalish Nyamor Bbege and was another able boxer who moved to Germany. Below the name Vitalish Nyamor, he also represented Germany at the identical match and as a welterweight defeated Alton Rice by 3 details to zero.

John Odhiambo of Uganda and famous Kenyan boxer David Attan are some of the other Africans that boxed in the Germany Bundesliga during the 1970’s and 1980’s. John Odhiambo, as a gentle-middleweight, experienced been scheduled to signify Uganda at the boycotted 1976 Olympics.

Vitalish Bbege and Vitalish Nyamor-Bbege, the two regarded as Flensburg boxing legends, are well settled in Germany with their family members. Offspring Dennis Nyamor Bbege is a boxer. Other folks of the Bbege descendants incorporate Iris Bbege, Nancy Bbege, and Elvis-Aaron Bege.