Sam Rukundo

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Sam ("Rocky") Rukundo (born May 18, 1980 in Kampala) is a boxer from Uganda, who competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native African country. There he was stopped in the quarterfinals of the lightweight (– 60 kg) division by Russia's Murat Khrachev.

Rukundo qualified for the 2004 Athens Games by ending up in second place at the 2nd AIBA African 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Gaborone, Botswana. In the final he was defeated by Mauritius' Michael Medor.

After representing his native country at the Athens Olympics, Rukundo decided to turn pro, under the training of James Cook, and under the management of Mickey Helliet. He made his debut on the September 4 the same year, and moved to Sweden to improve as a professional fighter.

He has twice been African champion, most recently in January 2009.

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