Few of you may know who Ismail Muwendo is, the undisputed prospect horning his skills in the USA has just lined a fight this July. Muwendo popularly known in the boxing circles as “the sharp shooter’’ is set to fight Efrain Esquivias in Las Vegas. The undefeated lightweight champion Ismail ‘’the Sharp shooter’’ Muwendo who is at (18-0, 12 KO’s) is based in Minneapolis Minnesota.
Muwendo will face Esquivias whose fight history is (17-6-1, 10 KO’s) and is a former world ranked contender. Muwendo will be returning to the ring after fighting only twice in the last two years.
Who is Ismail Muwendo
Ismail Muwendo is a Super Feather Weight Boxer currently signed to Ray Johns Junior promotions (RJJ) in the USA. According to the boxing clubs website, Muwendo turned professional on January 10, 2009, taking a four-round unanimous decision over Friday Mugoya at Lugogo Stadium in Kampala, Uganda, after which he resettled in Minnesota.
In his ninth pro fight, Muwendo stopped Steve Mincks in the eighth round of their Nebraska fight for the vacant USA Mid-American featherweight title.
Muwendo successfully defended his USA Mid-American featherweight title four times against Robert Daluz (TKO4), 18-9-1 Leon Bobo (KO2), 14-11 Anthony Napunyi (DEC 8) and 19-10-1 Carlos Fulgencio.
In his final fight of 2015, Muwendo won an eight-round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Rolando Chinea (10-1-1).
His last fight in September 2016 was a debut for Muwendo in Las Vegas, he won a six-round fight against previously unbeaten Eliseo Cruz Sesma (9-1-1).
Muwendo was a member of the bombers squad that failed to qualify for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He was stopped in the first round by a Mexican fighter. Muwendo is trained by Gil Martinez a world-class boxing coach and trainer who has been involved in boxing all his life.
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His colleagues Phillip Adyak and sheriff Bogerere famously disappeared from camp without throwing a punch. The Uganda Amateur Boxing Federation had struck a deal for the fighters to be trained at a Minnesota based gym for the Beijing Olympics. The duo opted to go for Kyeyo (odd jobs) rather than fight. Ismail Muwendo would eventually manage to get a professional boxing deal.
The fight will take place at the M3 Live Theater in Anaheim, California.
Here is a full fight between Ismail Muwendo vs. Rolando Chinea