George Oywello

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George Oywello (17 January 1939 - 1965)[1] was a Ugandan boxer. Born in Gulu, Uganda, Oywello competed for Uganda in both the 1960 Olympics in Rome and the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. In 1964 boxing in the heavyweight competition he was beaten by eventual gold medal winner, Joe Frazier.[1]

1960 Olympic results

Below is the record of George Oywello, a Ugandan light heavyweight boxer who competed at the 1960 Rome Olympics:

  • Round of 32: bye
  • Round of 16: lost to Gheorghe Negrea (Romania) on points, 0-5.

1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

In the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Western Australia, Oywello won a gold medal in the heavyweight competition beating New Zealander, Bill Kini in the final.[2]


  1. ^ a b "George Oywello". Archived from the original on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Top 10: Greatest exploits at the Commonwealth Games". Retrieved 26 July 2013.
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