26 Jun 2013 11:40
CORRECTION: ANITA TJOMBE IS NOT THE FIGHT'S PROMOTER, ONLY SIMON'S PROMOTER. FIGHT IS PROMOTED BY KINDA AND HS ONKUGO PROMOTIONS.
WINDHOEK, 26 JUN (NAMPA) - Hungarian pugilist Zoltan Kiss Junior is determined to defeat former World Boxing Organisation (WBO) champion Harry Simon from Namibia.
The two will step into the ring in a non-title cruiserweight fight on Saturday at the Windhoek Country Club and Resort.
Kiss, 38, holds a record of 46 fights - 29 wins, 12 by way of knock out; 14 losses in which he was knocked out 13 times; and three draws.
Simon, on the other hand, is undefeated in 27 fights.
Speaking to Nampa upon his arrival at the Hosea Kutako International Airport on Wednesday morning, Kiss said he is in Namibia with only one important mission - winning the fight.
?I won my last fight two weeks ago. The guy was making a lot of mistakes during the fight and was disqualified by the referee in the second round. I am ready for this fight, as I have been training hard before and after my last fight,? he said.
The Hungarian boxer, however, acknowledged Simon?s skills and capabilities, and does not take the Namibian lightly.
?He is a good and talented fighter, very accurate and a good puncher, but apart from that I come here to win,? he stressed.
Kiss added that Simon?s home ground advantage will not affect him negatively, because he had fought away on several occasions and is used to it.
He described himself as a quick and tough fighter with hard punches.
Meanwhile, Kiss and his team were held up for about three hours upon arrival at 08h00 at the Hosea International Airport due to visa issues.
According to Simon's promoter Anita Tjombe, who came to meet Kiss at the airport, the delay and inconvenience came as a result of only two visas arranged for Kiss?s delegation of three people.
The boxer?s team comprises of his father Zoltan Kiss, who is also his promoter and trainer, as well as his match maker, Daniel Lutaayo.
?Immigration officials only approved two visas, but it was finally sorted and the fight is on. We apologised to Kiss and his team for the delay,? she said.
The boxers? weigh-in is scheduled for 11h00 in Post Street Mall in the capital.