Common Wealth bronze medalist Juma Miro will miss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifiers following advice from Canadian sports medicine specialists that he should rest for six months if he is to recover fully from his shoulder injury.
Juma Miro is a promising Ugandan amateur boxer who hit the big stage in 2018 when he won bronze in the commonwealth games in Australia.
His sprouting career, however, took a sucker punch when he sustained a shoulder injury shortly after his return to Uganda.
He appeared to have fully recovered and stepped back in the ring against Moses Kabuka in a flyweight All Africa Games qualifier bout earlier this year. He got knocked out and kissed his opportunity to represent Uganda at the All African Games in Morocco goodbye.
Reflecting on the throbbing loss to his nemesis, Miro admitted that his desire to represent Uganda on the continent drew him back in the ring, yet he knew he hadn’t fully recovered.
“I could not strike my right hand. That is why I got knocked down during trials”, Miro said.
“I am not happy because I am going to miss a big event. I advise my fellow sportsmen and women to rest when they sustain injuries,” He added.
Over 250 injured athletes were able to receive treatment from specialized sports medicine doctors for three days at the hockey grounds in Lugogo.