'Desert Storm' and 'No Respect' in action next weekend

16 Apr 2015 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 16 APR (NAMPA) - The MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy will host another boxing bonanza next weekend.
A media statement issued by the chairperson and boxing promoter of the academy, Nestor Tobias here on Thursday said Sakaria ‘Desert Storm’ Lucas and Jeremia ‘No Respect’ Nakathila will be the centre of attraction on the evening.
It said Lucas will take centre stage with the main bout at the ‘Prospect in Action Boxing Bonanza’ when he takes on the more experienced Issa Nampepeche from Tanzania.
“This will definitely be his toughest boxing test to date but he goes into the fight with an impressive record of 14 fights and 14 wins, still undefeated as a professional boxer,” Tobias was quoted in the statement.
He said the fight is of historic importance for Lucas in many ways because he has to protect his 100 per cent record and it will also give him an opportunity to make the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) Continental Africa title his own.
His opponent is however more experienced with a record of 27 fights, 20 wins, three losses and four draws.
Tobias further said the academy will also unleash one of its best kept secrets in the form of Nakathila, who will face Patrick Seoko from Botswana, on the night.
He said Nakathila boasts an impressive record of seven fights and seven wins but however indicated that this is not the reason why they call him their ‘best kept secret’.
“Nakathila is the hardest puncher, an aggressive boy with a big heart and he does incredibly well with both hands. This guy combines his aggressive ability so well with the accuracy of his punches, and that rare skill is not given to any boxer in the world. I therefore have no doubt that he is destined for a bright boxing future and will no doubt become a world champion,” he said.
Tobias said the plan is to ensure that he has at least 10 fights under his belt before they introduce him to the international boxing arena to take on experienced fighters.
“We are very fortunate to have such a naturally gifted boxer in our academy. I can assure you that his skills, combinations, power, speed and accuracy is what every boxer can only dream of, and Namibia is truly proud to be blessed with so much boxing talent,” he said.
The event takes place Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino on 25 April 2015.
General tickets are available for N.dollars 200, while a table seating 10 goes for N.dollars 10 000.
Tickets are available at Computicket, the Namibia Boxing Control Board and the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy office.