11 Mar 2014 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 11 MAR (NAMPA) - Local boxer Anthony Jarman has promised fireworks when he takes on Pohamba 'Mr President' Mandume here on Saturday.
Jarman and Mandume will square off in the National Welterweight title fight at the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino (WCCRC).
Speaking during a media conference by Kinda Boxing Promotions here on Tuesday, Jarman said he is excited to go for a 10-round bout for the first time in his professional boxing career.
Jarman holds a record of nine fights - eight wins and one defeat, while Mandume holds a record of 12 fights, of which he won five, drew two and lost five.
Jarman said he prepared well for the fight, and the title will be his.
I can already see that title around my waist, he said confidently.
On his part, current title holder, Mandume, said he always prepare to win his fights.
Mandume stressed that there is no way he is going to disappoint his nation 'as the country's president'.
I will make sure I put up a good fight for my citizens, because I do not want to disappoint my country, he said.
Boxing promoter Kinda Nangolo told members of the media at the same conference that his aim is to promote all Namibian boxers.
All the boxers are welcome to my academy, because we are one family, he stated.
Nangolo expressed gratitude to the main sponsor of the event, Telecom Namibia, saying if it was not for them, most boxing events wouldn't have been possible.
The first bout of the night will start at 18h00.
In the non-title undercard bouts on the same night, Varde Ndayambekwa will square-off against Kennedy Kamati, while Christian Ukelo will fight Phillip Swartbooi, with Niilo Costa Frans against Toivo Mukwendje all in the lightweight category.
Paulus Petrus and Lukas Mukete will fight in the light-welterweight category, while Mathew Kaandala will fight Eric Kalenga, and Johannes Ishono will fight Shinuna David in the featherweight division.
Amateur boxers Nangundu Dorian and Tangeni Neliwe will fight in the bantamweight category.
Tickets are on sale at the Boxing Control Board, and also at the venue on fight night at N.dollars 200 per person and N.dollars 10 000 per table seating 10 people.