15 Mar 2016 18:10pm
WINDHOEK, 15 MAR (NAMPA) - Paulus The Rock Ambunda, Namibias International Boxing Organisation (IBO) Super Bantamweight World champion, will step into the ring in May for a title unification match against Moises Flores of Mexico.
The fight, which will be fought under the theme Celebrating your Own, is slated for 07 May 2016 in Windhoek.
Flores, 29, holds a record of 25 fights and 25 wins, and is the current Interim World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Bantamweight World champion.
Ambunda, 35, has a record of 25 fights, 24 wins and 1 loss.
He became World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Bantamweight champion after defeating Pungluang Sor Singyu from Thailand in March 2013, but lost that title to Tomoki Kameda of Japan five months later.
He became world champion for the second time after beating Leandro Esperante of Argentina for the vacant IBO Super Bantamweight title in August 2015. In December the same year, he successfully defended his title after convincingly beating Jason Nugget Cooper of Australia.
Ambunda's stable, the Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) Nestor Sunshine Tobias Boxing and Fitness Academy, announced on Tuesday that for the first time in Namibias boxing history, two world champions will battle it out in the ring to unify their titles.
Unification bouts between champions create an 'undisputed champion'.
Speaking at the occasion of announcing the match on Tuesday, Ambunda promised to add the WBA World Super Bantamweight title to his collection, and called on Namibian fans to support the boxing bonanza.
This will be Christmas in May. I have a lot of titles collected in my room and I feel so happy to add another one to them. In May, I will dance in the ring because I am going to be prepared for this fight.
The Rock will shine again in the ring when I face my opponent, he said.
The night will also see four Namibian boxers in international title fights: Sacky Izinyoka Shikukutu will defend his WBO Africa Welterweight title against either Jason Bedeman of South Africa or Cosmas Cheka of Tanzania.
Sakaria Desert Storm Lukas will fight for the WBO Featherweight title against Edward Kakembo of Uganda, while Immanuel Prince Naindjala will fight for the WBO Bantamweight Intercontinental title against Klaas Mboyane of South Africa.
Paulus The Hitman Moses will fight Thompson Mokwane of South Africa for the WBO Africa title.