17 Feb 2015 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 17 FEB (NAMPA) Kinda Boxing Promotions are still searching for a sponsor for Gotlieb Ndokosho's title defence in Outapi on 28 February.
Ndokosho from Namibia is scheduled to defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) Featherweight belt against Oscar Chauke from South Africa (SA).
Boxing promoter Kinda Nangolo told Nampa on Tuesday that the boxing bonanza at the Olufuko Centre in Outapi is drawing closer, and they still do not have a sponsor for that night.
He, however, expressed confidence in getting one, saying that Namibian people always come to their rescue.
Namibian people like us and they are always willing to help us, so we have no doubt that we will get one even at the last minute, said Nangolo.
The Ndokosho vs Chauke fight will be the second time that the two boxers meet in the ring after exchanging punches in 2010.
Chauke won that fight by a technical knockout in an under-card fight in SA.
Four title fights and three under-card fights are on the bill.
The boxing bonanza will also see current national welterweight champion Anthony Jaarman up against South Africas Ndedisile Kafile for the vacant International Boxing Organisation (IBO) welterweight title, while Abraham Ndaendapo will defend his IBF Africa super-featherweight title against Jasper Seroka from SA.
IBF World Youth super-featherweight champion Albinus Felesianu will face off against Lungisa Jikani (SA) for the vacant IBO Africa lightweight title.
Under-card fights on the night include Varde Ndayambekwa against Naindjala Kapena in the junior welterweight category; Johannes Mwetupunga vs Nkululeko Mhlongo (SA) in the middleweight category; and Johannes Katumbo vs Sebby Sheuyange in the lightweight category.
The foreign boxers are expected to be in the country by 25 February 2015.
The event will kick off at 19h00, and tickets are available at all Woermann Brock supermarkets in Oshakati, Outapi, and Ongwediva, as well as the Namibia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board in Windhoek.
The tickets cost N.dollars 50, N.dollars 200 for VIP seats and N.dollars 10 000 for a table seating 10 people.