08 Jun 2014 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 08 JUN (NAMPA) There were fireworks as promised by the organisers at the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academys Local is Lekker boxing bonanza in Windhoek on Saturday.
In the main bout of the tournament, junior welterweight boxers Jatoorora The Sting Tjingaveta locked horns with Peter Malakia for the National Junior Welterweight title. The title became vacant after Julius Indongo became the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa Junior Welterweight champion.
Before their bout at the Independence Arena in Katutura, Tjingaveta and Malakia had already fought three times, with Tjingaveta winning two of the fights and Malakia only being victorious once.
On Saturday, Malakia however did not do as promised at an earlier media conference when he said he would level the score to two wins for both boxers. Tjingavete defeated Malakia in a unanimous decision by the judges. The three judges score cards reflected a final score of 93-95, 91-97, and 91-97 to make it three wins for Tjingavete.
Tjingavetes win however did not make him the new Namibian Junior Welterweight champion as neither he nor his opponent Malakia were within the junior welterweight weight limit of 63.50 kilogrammes (kg).
Both boxers were overweight as Tjingavete weighed in 64.90kg, while his opponent weighed in 63.80kg, meaning the Junior Welterweight Title is still vacant for now.
In the main supporting bout, Walter 'The Executioner' Kutondokwa knocked out Theophilus Jatileni within 47 seconds of the opening round of their Middleweight National Title fight.
In other fights, new kid in the block Mike 'Silence' Shonena showed no respect for veteran Tommy 'The Lion' Hango in a welterweight fight over six rounds.
Shonena was superior with his hand speed as he battered the slow Hango, and the judges scored the bout in his favour with 55-59, 55-58 and 55-58 after six rounds of boxing.
In other bouts earlier in the day, junior lightweight Sebastian Nataniel beat Manfred Hambanga by a majority decision; debutants Amos Enkala and Edmund Dominikus drew their featherweight fight; and Kaunampito Iipinge and Lukas Handivele also drew their featherweight fight; while Kennedy Kamati beat Erkana Kalenga by unanimous decision in a lightweight fight.
Seblon Sheuyange and Matthew Joahnnes drew their featherweight fight, while in a flyweight fight Sacky Shipanga beat Risto Ashikoto by a majority decision, and Jacob Jacob knocked out Samuel Nangolo in round three of their flyweight fight.