Ayub Kalule

Denmark K.B. Hallen United States

Ayub Kalule
Statistics
Real nameAyub Kalule
Weight(s)Light middleweight
Middleweight
NationalityUganda Uganda
Born (1954-01-06) 6 January 1954 (age 66)
Kampala, Uganda
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights50
Wins46
Wins by KO23
Losses4
Draws0
No contests0

Ayub Kalule (born 6 January 1954) is a retired boxer from Uganda, who first came to prominence when he won the Amateur World Welterweight Title at the inaugural 1974 World Championships in Havana, Cuba. He turned professional and based himself in Denmark, and went on to win the world light-middleweight championship. He subsequently lost the title to Sugar Ray Leonard.

Boxing career

Born in Kampala, he began his professional boxing career in 1976 when he won a four-round decision over Kurt Hombach in Copenhagen, Denmark. Kalule would be based out of Denmark for the rest of his career. He then won 29 more victories, achieving 30 wins, 0 losses. Included in those victories were defeats of Alipata Korovou for the Commonwealth Middleweight Title and a 10-round decision of former US Gold Medalist Sugar Ray Seales.

On 24 October 1979, Kalule was in Akita, Japan to take on Masashi Kudo for the Lineal and WBA Junior middleweight titles. Kalule easily outboxed the champion and thus captured the coveted world championship crown.[1] He then successfully defended the title four times before taking on the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard on 25 June 1981 in the Houston Astrodome. A virtual unknown in the United States, Kalule was considered little more than a courier waiting to deliver the belt to Leonard. The fight proved much more difficult for Leonard as Kalule repeatedly landed straight lefts and fought on an almost even ground for the first five or six rounds. Slowly Leonard started to take control and in the 9th round ended the fight and Kalule's reign as WBA Champion.

Kalule fought on until the beginning of 1986 and managed to win the European Middleweight Title and defend it successfully against future world champion Sumbu Kalambay. Prior to that, he received another shot at the WBA Jr Middleweight Title held at that time by Davey Moore. Kalule put up a very good fight, but again was KO'd, this time in the 10th round. Ayub's career ended on 5 February 1986 when he lost the European Middleweight Title to Herol Graham. He finished his career with a very impressive record of 46–4 with 23 KOs.

Professional boxing record

46 Wins (23 knockouts, 23 decisions), 4 Losses (4 knockouts, 0 decisions) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 46–4 United Kingdom Herol Graham TKO 10 5 February 1986 England Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, United Kingdom Lost EBU Middleweight Title
Win 46–3 Italy Sumbu Kalambay SD 12 19 December 1985 Italy Ancona, Italy Retained EBU Middleweight Title
Win 45–3 France Pierre Joly TKO 8 20 June 1985 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark Won EBU Middleweight Title
Win 44–3 Mexico Mauro Fernandez TKO 4 9 March 1985 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 43–3 United States Lindell Holmes PTS 8 9 November 1984 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 42–3 Canada Wayne Caplette TKO 3 5 October 1984 Denmark Randers Hallen, Randers, Denmark
Win 41–3 United Kingdom Jimmy Price TKO 1 25 April 1984 England Alexandra Pavilion, Muswell Hill, England, United Kingdom
Loss 40–3 Jamaica Mike McCallum RTD 7 13 November 1982 United States Sands Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 40–2 United States Davey Moore TKO 10 17 July 1982 United States Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States For WBA Light Middleweight Title
Win 40–1 United States Oscar Albarado TKO 2 30 April 1982 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 39–1 France Jacques Chinon PTS 10 26 February 1982 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 38–1 United States O'Dell Leonard PTS 8 13 November 1981 Denmark Randers Hallen, Randers, Denmark
Win 37–1 Spain Andoni Amana PTS 10 9 October 1981 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Loss 36–1 United States Sugar Ray Leonard TKO 9 25 June 1981 United States Astrodome, Houston, Texas, United States Lost WBA and lineal light middleweight titles
Win 36–0 United States Pat Hallacy PTS 10 5 March 1981 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 35–0 South Africa Bushy Bester UD 15 6 September 1980 Denmark Vejlby-Risskov Hallen, Aarhus, Denmark Retained WBA and lineal light middleweight titles
Win 34–0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Marijan Benes UD 15 12 June 1980 Denmark Randers Hallen, Randers, Denmark Retained WBA and lineal light middleweight titles
Win 33–0 Colombia Emiliano Villa RTD 11 17 April 1980 Denmark Brøndby Hall, Brøndby, Denmark Retained WBA and light middleweight titles
Win 32–0 United States Steve Gregory UD 15 6 December 1979 Denmark Brøndby Hall, Brøndby, Denmark Retained WBA and lineal light middleweight titles
Win 31–0 Japan Masashi Kudo UD 15 24 October 1979 Japan Akita Prefectural Gymnasium, Akita City, Japan Won WBA and lineal light middleweight titles
Win 30–0 United States David Love PTS 10 6 September 1979 Denmark Randers Hallen, Randers, Denmark
Win 29–0 United States Ray Hammond PTS 8 28 June 1979 Denmark Randers Hallen, Randers, Denmark
Win 28–0 Argentina Obdulio Rogelio Zarza PTS 10 24 May 1979 Denmark Randers Hallen, Randers, Denmark
Win 27–0 New Zealand Monty Betham TKO 4 15 March 1979 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 26–0 South Korea Ho Joo KO 2 15 February 1979 Denmark Randers Hallen, Randers, Denmark
Win 25–0 United Kingdom Kevin Finnegan UD 10 7 December 1978 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 24–0 United States Sugar Ray Seales MD 10 9 November 1978 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 23–0 Guyana Reggie Ford KO 5 14 September 1978 Denmark Randers Hallen, Randers, Denmark Retained Commonwealth Middleweight Title
Win 22–0 United States Milton Owens TKO 6 10 August 1978 Denmark Glyngoere Hallen, Glyngoere, Denmark
Win 21–0 Fiji Al Korovou TKO 14 25 May 1978 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark Won Commonwealth Middleweight Title
Win 20–0 Senegal Idrissa Konate TKO 7 27 April 1978 Denmark Randers Hallen, Randers, Denmark
Win 19–0 Japan Tsutomu Hagusa TKO 3 16 March 1978 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 18–0 United States Johnny Baldwin PTS 10 2 March 1978 Denmark Vejle, Denmark
Win 17–0 Spain Jose Hernandez TKO 5 9 February 1978 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 16–0 The Bahamas Rennie Pinder PTS 10 26 January 1978 Norway Chateau Neuf, Oslo, Norway
Win 15–0 Colombia Bonifacio Avila TKO 4 5 January 1978 Denmark Randers Hallen, Randers, Denmark
Win 14–0 United States Ralph Palladin PTS 10 8 December 1977 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 13–0 Argentina Miguel Castellini TKO 3 3 November 1977 Denmark Randers Hallen, Randers, Denmark
Win 12–0 United States Alvin Anderson TKO 9 6 October 1977 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 11–0 United States Rudy Robles PTS 10 8 September 1977 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 10–0 The Bahamas Elisha Obed PTS 10 2 June 1977 Denmark Randers Hallen, Randers, Denmark
Win 9–0 Argentina Jose Luis Duran TKO 7 28 April 1977 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 8–0 Venezuela Arnoldo Olivares TKO 6 31 March 1977 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 7–0 Spain Mimoun Mohatar PTS 10 24 February 1977 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 6–0 Italy Damiano Lassandro TKO 3 20 January 1977 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 5–0 United Kingdom Larry Paul KO 2 9 December 1976 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 4–0 Spain Gualberto Fernandez KO 1 19 November 1976 Denmark Randers Hallen, Randers, Denmark
Win 3–0 United Kingdom Trevor Francis PTS 6 9 October 1976 Denmark Copenhagen Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 2–0 United Kingdom Wayne Bennett KO 5 3 June 1976 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 1–0 Germany Kurt Hombach PTS 4 8 April 1976 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ayub Kalule - Lineal Junior Middleweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia.