Namibia’s pro-boxer, Tyson Uushona, says he can take up a re-match against Kenya’s James Onyango Omogo in a welterweight bout after a unanimous decision pronounced Uushona the winner over the weekend in Oshokango.
Despite his opponent rating him high, Uushona had to fight-off the gallant visitor only to score a 92-100 win in the international bout, which took place at the northern town for the first time.
“I tried my best to give him a knock-out but he was a tough fighter. However, I would gladly do a re-match,” he said.
Omogo who would also like a re-match, believes he could have won the fight had it not been for his fatigue.
“Next time, I will win the fight if the two camps can agree too,” he added before paying tribute to Uushona whom he highly respects. Ushona has what it takes to be a world champion, Omogo maintained.
“He is a very good fighter and I do not see why he would not be a world champion. He has proven it again. I am not saying I am not as good but he too can be better than he was tonight. The weather conditions here are also not good for me. The re-match will all depend on whether or not the two parties agree to do it this year,” said Omogo.
It seemed Omogo never really fancied his chances against a sloppy Uushona, despite a lot of support from the Namibian side.
Uushona started off well in the opening rounds as he controlled the fight well but the visiting boxer stood firm.
In the first round, Omogo went down after a strong punch from Uushona into his face but managed to recover well after it looked like it was the end of his night.
With time running out, Omogo had to take the fight to Uushona, throwing some fine punches that were not too strong to cause any damage to Uushona who eventually won the fight.
The boxing tournament was sponsored by MTC and saw four fighters making their professional debuts.
In the main supporting bout, Jatoorora Tjingaveta won on a split majority decision over promising Samuel Kapapu in a fight that could have gone either way, as both fighters were not at their best.
In the end, Tjingaveta won the fight by 76.76 and 77.78.
In a junior welterweight four rounder, Emmanuel Mungandjela knocked out Nghifikepunye Sheuyange in one-minute, 28 seconds during their professional debut fight.
Immanuel Andreki was too strong for Manfred Haimbanga in their junior lightweight fight, with Johannes Matheus narrowly losing to Abner Mwafangenyo on a close card.
Lukas Sakaria was also too strong for Zambia’s Emmanuel Simbeye as he needed only three minutes to dismiss Simbeye who failed to beat the count that prompted referee, Laizy Nainda, to stop the fight.
In arguably the best entertaining fight of the night, Simon Johannes made life difficult for Onesmus Nekundi in their bantamweight division after Matheus had much of control in most rounds.
Nekundi started to come into the fight, especially at the closing stages but that not work out well for him, as Matheus had simply had his job already done in the first opening rounds after knocking Nekundi down in the first round.