Ndokosho and Mutualy ready to rumble for featherweight title

04 Jun 2014 15:00pm
WINDHOEK, 04 JUN (NAMPA) – Kinda Boxing Promotions has indicated that the title fight between Gottlieb 'The King' Ndokosho and his Egyptian opponent Mohammed Mutualy will take place in Windhoek on Saturday irrespective of whether they can obtain a sponsor for the event.
Kinda Boxing Promotions owner Kinda Nangolo said this at the offices of the Boxing Control Board on Tuesday when he introduced the two boxers.
Ndokosho, who has 20 fights (17 wins, two losses and one draw) behind his name, will face the Egyptian boxer in an International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight title fight over 12 rounds.
The 33-year-old Mutualy, also known as ‘Pharaoh's Offspring’, has 17 fights behind his name, with 15 wins and two losses.
He arrived in Namibia on Monday.
Speaking through his trainer and manager Richard Nwoba as he does not speak English, Mutualy said he is not a man of many words and only “talks in the ring with his fists”.
“Mutualy is better than the previous boxers that faced your Ndokosho,” Nwoba said.
Ndokosho, who sat opposite his opponent in the Boxing Control Board's boardroom, smiled as Nwoba told the audience about Mutualy’s performance as he has already gone up against another boxer trained by Nwoba in a fight which he won. The fight which took place in June last year against Ibrahim 'The Butcher' Mustafa ended in a knockout in the third round.
“I can tell my opponent he came here to Namibia as the challenger, but he will go back to Egypt with many other challenges and without the title,” Ndokosho said.
The Ndokosho-Mutualy fight will be the main bout for the evening, while Anthony Jarman will face Khululekile Sibeko from South Africa in a welterweight title fight over eight rounds. The South African was expected to arrive in Namibia on Wednesday.
Another non-title fight scheduled for Saturday will see Pohamba 'The President' Mandume go up against Johannes 'Tito' Mwetupunga over eight rounds in the welterweight category.
Tickets for the event are available through Computicket and the Boxing Control Board, and will also be on sale at the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino on Saturday. The tickets are being sold for N.dollars 200 for normal seats, N.dollars 300 for ring seats and N.dollars 10 000 for a table seating ten. The event starts at 19h00.
(NAMPA)
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