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Encyclopedia > John Mugabi
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John "The Beast" Mugabi (born March 4, 1960) is a former boxer and world Jr. Middleweight champion. A world traveller, Mugabi was a part of an early 1980s Jr. Middleweight and Middleweight division scene that also included Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns, Wilfredo Benitez, Davey Moore and Roberto Duran, and, together with the aforementioned world champions, he was a part of an era that many boxing fans rank as one of the mot exciting times ever in the Jr. Middleweight and Middleweight divisions. His nickname was The Beast. Boxing has been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since its introduction to the programme at the 1904 Summer Olympics except 1912. ... Badge, released in the USSR The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow, USSR. Another candidate in the bid to organize the Olympics was Los Angeles. ... Boxing at the 1980 Summer Olympics took place in the Indoor Stadium of the Olympiski Sports Complex in Moscow. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Dominguez (left) vs. ... The World in plate carrée projection The World In English, world is rooted in a compound of the obsolete words were, man, and eld, age; thus, its oldest meaning is age or life of man. Its primary modern meaning is the planet Earth, especially when capitalized: the World. ... MacGyver - 1980s hero The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Marvelous Marvin Hagler (born Marvin Nathaniel Hagler in Newark, New Jersey, May 23, 1954), is an American former boxer. ... Thomas Hearns (born October 18, 1958 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American professional boxer. ... Wilfred Benitez (born September 12, 1958), also known popularly as Wilfredo Benitez, is a Puerto Rican boxer. ... The name Davey Moore will probably forever be linked to fame, fortune and death in the sport of boxing. ... Roberto Duran (b. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Dominguez (left) vs. ... A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Tom is short for Thomas). ...


Mugabi was born in Kampala, Uganda, where he started to box. He won a silver medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. Soon afterwards he started as a professional on December 5, 1980, by knocking out Oemer Karadenis in round one at Kampala. Soon after that win, Mugabi moved to London, where he became acquainted with boxing promoter Mickey Duff, an expert in boxer marketing that got Mugabi various fights in England and made him a known boxer there. Kampala, population 1,208,544 (2002), is the capital of Uganda. ... Badge, released in the USSR The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow, USSR. Another candidate in the bid to organize the Olympics was Los Angeles. ... Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: ) is the capital of Russia and the countrys principal political, economic, financial, educational and transportation center, located on the river Moskva. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked...


Mugabi won eight fights in Europe, and then he moved to the United States, setting up residence in Florida. Over there, he became a favorite of American tv networks, beating the likes of Curtis Ramsey, Gary Guiden, former world champion Eddie Gazo, Curtis Parker, Frank The Animal Fletcher, Nino Gonzalez and Earl Hargrove. Because of his ability to fight both at Jr. Middleweight and Middleweight, fans began to talk of the possibility of him challenging either world Jr. Middleweight champion Hearns or world Middleweight champion Hagler. Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,794 sq. ... Idiot box redirects here. ...


By the time Mugabi was done with all those capable boxers, his knockout win streak had reached 26 in a row, without any of his professional opponents faring any better. Because of that and because of Hagler's tough battle with Hearns on April of 1985, many fans thought Mugabi had a chance to be the man to take Hagler's world Middleweight title away. Knockout (also referred to as a K.O. or knock), is a winning criterion in several full-contact combat sports, such as Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai and others sports involving striking. ... This article is about the year. ...


The fight between Hagler and Mugabi was set up for November 14 of 1985. Hagler, however, had a back injury and the fight had to be postponed until next year. November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ...


The fight finally came up on March 10 of 1986, and it was the first fight televised by Showtime. Mugabi landed his share of blows to Hagler's head, but it was Hagler who came out as the winner in the end, with a knockout in 11 rounds. March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Showtime is a subscription television brand used by a number of channels and platforms around the world, but primarily refers to a group of channels in the United States. ...


After his first loss, Mugabi went down in weight and was given an opportunity by the WBC to win their world Jr. Middleweight title, vacated by Hearns. Once again, many fans favored him, this time against Duane Thomas, on December 5 of '86. However, Mugabi suffered a broken bone below his eye as a consequence of a punch in round three, and the fight had to be stopped. Mugabi underwent through optical surgery the day after to repair his injury. The World Boxing Council (WBC) has operated since 1963 as a competitor to Venezuelas World Boxing Association (WBA) and, according to its founders, a way to improve professional boxings standards. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Mugabi then set off on another knockout winning streak, but, because many of his opponents after the Thomas fight were of obscure quality, he almost disappeared from the boxing map. However, in 1989, he was given another opportunity to become world champion by the WBC, and on July 8 of that year, Mugabi finally made his dream come true, knocking out Rene Jacquot in round one in Paris to become world Jr. Middleweight champion. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 8 is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 176 days remaining. ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...


After two non-title wins, Mugabi put his title on the line, against Terry Norris. Mugabi became the second champion, after Al Singer, to both win and lose the world title by knockout in round one when he was defeated by Norris. Terry Norris was an American boxer and a three-time world champion. ...


Two more wins, and Mugabi once again found himself fighting for a world title, when he faced WBO world Jr. Middleweight champion Gerald McClellan, on November 20 of 1991. Mugabi once again came out on the losing end, by a first round knockout. The World Boxing Organization (WBO) is one of the sanctioning organizations currently recognizing world boxing champions. ... Gerald McClellan (born October 23, 1967) is a former boxer who was world Middleweight champion. ... November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Mugabi then retired for 5 years, and moved to Australia, where he still resides. In 1996, he came back and had a seven fight comeback, but, apart from beating Jamie Wallace by a decision in 12 at the Gold Coast for the Australian Middleweight title, his comeback was undistinguished. After losing to Glenn Kelly by a knockout in eight on January 16 of 1999, he finally retired, with a record of 42 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw, 39 wins by knockout. He plans to return to boxing. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... For other places with the same name, see Gold Coast. ... Do not change January 16 it preserves the date correctly formatted and stops robots from delinking it. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


His 26 fight knockout win streak stands as one of the longest knockout streaks ever in boxing.


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John Mugabi (709 words)
John Mugabi (born March 4, 1960) is a former boxer and world Jr.
Mugabi landed his share of blows to Hagler's head, but it was Hagler who came out as the winner in the end, with a knockout in 11 rounds.
Mugabi became the second champion, after Al Singer[?], to both win and lose the world title by knockout in round one when he was defeated by Norris.
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John "The Beast" Mugabi (born March 4, 1960) is a former boxer and world Jr.
Mugabi went down in weight and was given an opportunity by the WBC to win their world Jr.
However, Mugabi suffered a broken eye socket, the consequence of a punch with the thumb of a glove, in round three, and the fight had to be stopped.
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