Independence Boxing Bonanza promises great spectacle

08 Mar 2016 15:30pm
WINDHOEK, 08 MAR (NAMPA) - The Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) Nestor 'Sunshine' Boxing and Fitness Academy’s boxers promise to light up the night when they step into the ring during their annual Independence celebration fights.
The Independence Boxing Bonanza is set to take place at the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino on 26 March.
Speaking at a media briefing in the capital on Tuesday, promoter and chairperson of the boxing stable, Nestor Tobias said the boxers have been in camp for a long time and he expects to see exciting fights on the night.
“We are expecting to see great fights during the Independence Boxing Bonanza when Indongo steps into the ring because he is rated number six in the world. We want him to continue doing well because we want to see another world champion in the country.”
The main attraction on the night is Julius 'Blue Machine' Indongo, who will defend his World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Junior Welterweight title against Allan Kamote from Tanzania.
Rated sixth by the WBO, Indongo has an impressive record of 18 fights and 18 wins, while his opponent Kamote has a record of 38 fights, 26 wins, eight losses and four draws.
Seven other fights are scheduled for the night and in an all-Namibian fight, Mendu Kaangundue promised to knock his opponent Mike ‘Silent Assassin’ Shonena out if he comes to the fight unprepared.
“I cannot say in which round I will knock him out, but if he gives me the opportunity during the fight, he will find himself on the ground,” he said at the Tuesday media conference.
Speaking at the same occasion, Shonena called on the Namibian nation to turn up in numbers to witness “one of the greatest fights of the year”.
“There is no need to talk about knock-outs at the moment because that is not going to happen and Mendu knows that too. When we step into the ring, the best man will win that fight,” he said.
It was also announced the national title fight that was scheduled to take place between Timotheus Shuulua and Johannes ‘Mbaluka’ Simon is no longer taking place due to unforeseen reasons. Shuulula will now be fighting Thato Monabana.
Other fights on the scorecard include a six-round bout between Jeremia Nakathila and Chrispen Moliat from Malawi in the Junior Lightweight category.
In a Middleweight six-round bout, Walter ‘Executioner’ Kautondokwa will fight Felix Mwamaso, also from Malawi.
Onesmus Nekundi and Nikotti Johannes will go up against each other in a Featherweight four-round bout, while Paulinus Paulus will fight Chikondi Makawa (Malawi) in a Middleweight bout.