Joseph Lubega

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Joseph Lubega
Personal information
Born January 1, 1982

Joseph Lubega (born January 1, 1982 in Namirembe, Kampala) is a boxer from Uganda, who participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his country. There he was stopped in the first round of the middleweight (75 kg) division by Thailand's eventual bronze medal winner Prasathinphimai Suriya.

Two years earlier Lubega won the silver medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in the light heavyweight (81 kg) division. He qualified for the Athens Games by winning the silver medal at the 1st AIBA African 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Casablanca, Morocco. In the final of the event he lost to South African fighter Khostso Motau.

Professional career[edit]

Since turning pro Lubega has fought under the alias of "fabulous" Joey Vegas

Vegas has a professional record of 11 wins(4 KO's),5 losses and 1 draw. He was formerly the British Masters Super Middleweight title holder.[1]

In 2008 Vegas challenged Gary 'JJ' Ojuederie for the Southern Area Light Heavyweight title.[2]

In 2009 Vegas held current British and former Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Champ Dean Francis to a draw.[3]

Vegas is currently trained by John Vanner, and is managed by London promoter Michael Helliet [4]

Joseph Lubega has also won the World Boxing Council International light heavyweight title.

Lubega knocked out homeboy Kurt Sinette in the fourth round in Trinidad and Tobago’s city of Port-of-Spain to win the previously vacant title.

Not even the spirited home support for the Caribbean fighter could stop the Ugandan who stretched his record to 13(6kos)- 6-1.

With this title, Lubega, who fights under the name Joey Vegas, has chances of being rated among WBC’s top 15.