Ekandjo pulls no punches

November 12, 2012, 4:20 am

WINDHOEK – MTC’s Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, Tim Ekandjo, has strongly condemned recent armchair critics who labeled MTC as selfish and discriminatory towards other active boxing promoters in the country.

Speaking during a boxing press briefing where promoter Nestor Tobias announced his upcoming boxing bonanza slated for Swakopmund on  December 8, in Windhoek this week, Ekandjo used the opportunity to lash out at those accusing MTC of being selective and inconsiderate.

He shot back saying that the Nestor Tobias Boxing Academy has for the last couple of years proved its devotion and determination towards the development of boxing at all levels and certainly deserves a pat on the back for its efforts. Ekandjo pulled no punches and added that Tobias as a promoter and all the boxers in his stable stand head and shoulders above the rest and MTC sees no reason why they should not join hands with such an esteemed organization.  With Tobias recently voted by the WBO as Best Boxing Promoter of the Year in Africa, while Paulus ‘The Rock’ Ambunda and Immanuel ‘Prince’ Naidjala earned kudos for Best African Boxer of the Year and African Fighter of the Year respectively. Ekandjo says those achievements are more than enough to leave all critics with egg on their face.

Ekandjo urged all local promoters and the whole boxing fraternity to shy away from non-productive ranting and to join hands with Tobias and other credible boxing promoters for the common good of local boxing, adding “that will be the only route for domestic boxing to reach its peak”.