I’ll bounce back next year - boxer 'Prince' Naindjala

30 Dec 2014 09:50am
WINDHOEK, 30 DEC (NAMPA) – Bantamweight boxer Immanuel 'The Prince' Naindjala is planning a dramatic comeback next year to reclaim the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) African Bantamweight championship belt he lost earlier this month.
Naindjala lost his WBO African Bantamweight belt to Gideon Buthelezi of South Africa at the Windhoek Country Club on 07 December after 12 rounds of boxing.
Speaking to Nampa on Monday, Naindjala said he learnt a lot from his defeat to Buthelezi and is looking forward to showing the Namibian nation what he is made off in the new year.
“I made a few small mistakes in my fight against Buthelezi, and those mistakes cost me my belt. I’m going back to the gym on 02 January, and this time around I will give it my all when I step into the ring. I want to win again to show the people that believed in me that they don’t have to lose faith in me,” he said.
Naindjala, also lost his WBO Bantamweight World title to Kameda Tomaki of Japan on 03 December 2013.
He has a record of 22 fights, 19 wins, one draw and two losses.
He was ranked 13th by the WBO in the Bantamweight category before his fight with Buthelezi.
Naindjala told this news agency that he is confident that he will get a rematch with Buthelezi for the WBO African Bantamweight belt.
“I have not spoken to my management yet but I am positive we can get a rematch with Buthelezi. He (Buthelezi) had a good time in Namibia and he would love to come back as fans here were also cheering for him,” he stated.
Naindjala added that he does not know when he will step into the ring, but he is determined to win his first fight when he gets back into the ring.