Kilimanjaro boxing bonanza in Okalongo on Sat.
21 Apr 2015 18:10pm
WINDHOEK, 21 APR (NAMPA) The Kilimanjaro Boxing Club will host the first of its kind professional boxing bonanza in the Okalongo settlement on 25 April 2015.
At a media briefing held in the capital on Tuesday, chairperson of Kilimanjaro Boxing Club, Joseph Bernard said they are hosting the event because they want to bring the sport to the people.
This will definitely be the best show in the town of Okalongo because we are bringing boxing to the people. People most of the time only hear of these boxing events on radio but we decided its time we bring it to the people, he said.
The eight-bout boxing bonanza, made possible by Baby Face Investment cc which is a subsidiary of Profile Holdings (PTY) LTD, will be staged at the Lucas Damascus Primary School.
Speaking at the same event, general manager of projects and support services at Profile Holdings, Hein Bronkhorst said they are sponsoring the event to the tune of N.dollars 150 000 because they are a longstanding supporter and promoter of sports in general, and specifically boxing on amateur and professional level.
The money given to Kilimanjaro Boxing Club is to cover promotional costs for the entire tournament. Through our financial contribution, we wish to affirm our company's commitment to the promotion and development of boxing and sports in Namibia. We wish our Namibian boxers and all international contestants participating in this exciting event all the best and good luck, he said.
Immanuel Mungandjera and Jason Mashala will be in action in the main bout in an eight-round Junior Welterweight fight.
Other boxers to feature on the bill are Joseph Joseph against Hafeni Elikana; Joseph Matheus against Sakarias Shipanga; Johannes Ngeshikeya vs Kalola Simon and Johannes Gabriel vs Dominikus Weyulu.
Daniel Hosea will face David Shinuna and Abner Mwafangeyo will fight against Nathaneal Kakololo from Malawi, while Kapena Naidjala will fight Kennedy Kamati.