//Uganda – Being a Female Amateur Boxer

Uganda – Being a Female Amateur Boxer

Hellen Baleke  is a Ugandan amateur boxer notable for being the first Ugandan woman to win a bronze medal in boxing at the 2019 All Africa Games.

Hellen Baleke took up boxing in 2005 as a trainee with Rhino Club before moving to KCCA Boxing Club in 2008. She competes in the middleweight division.  She has also represented Uganda internationally with the She Bombers and is coached by Mercy Mukankusi.

She has represented Uganda at the 2014 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Jeju, South Korea, where she lost to eventual Gold medal winner, Claressa Shields. She also participated in the 2019 African Games, where she fought Khadija El-Mardi enroute to winning the bronze medal.

Hellen Baleke was born to Sarah Bagoole in Kayunga District.

Hellen Baleke is a mother of two and is the elder sister of She Bombers boxer, Diana Tulyanabo.

Source: wikipedia.com

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