22 May 2016 14:00pm
WINDHOEK, 22 MAY (NAMPA) Namibian junior middleweight boxer Anthony Jaarman on Saturday became the new World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan-African champion after beating Christiano Ndombassy from Angola.
Jaarman won with a technical knockout (TKO) after six rounds of boxing to claim the vacant junior middleweight title at the Windhoek Country Club.
The lanky Namibian went into the ring as the more determined fighter and dominated the fight from the get-go.
Jaarman dropped hard body punches and powerful right uppercuts on Ndombassy.
The Angolan suffered the worst onslaught in round six, which led to his trainer throwing in the towel at the start of the seventh round. South African referee Jaap van Niewenhuizen stopped the fight on a TKO.
Speaking to Nampa after the fight, Jaarman said he was happy he did the job he promised the nation he would do.
I knew my experience would work for me in the fight. I used up all my jabs that was supposed to knock him out earlier in the fight and I was prepared to go the whole 12 rounds.
I did not expect my opponent to give up in the seventh round, but I am happy I won the title. I am now hoping that I will be able to get sponsors so I can have more fights and hopefully add another title to this, he said.
Jaarman's record now stands at 15 fights: 13 wins, one draw and one loss.
In the undercut fights on the night, Onesmus Nekundi became the new national champion in the featherweight category after beating Matheus Kaandala on points after 10 rounds of boxing.
In a flyweight four-rounder Josua Ndemunonga beat Medestika Alweendo with a third-round knockout, while Steven Shimbonde beat Andreas Nghinaunye on points after four rounds of boxing in the welterweight category.
Manfred Haimbanga and Costa Niila drew in their featherweight six-round bout, while in a catch weight fight Johannes Shitilitha beat Johannes Matheus on points after four rounds of boxing.
In the super featherweight category Michael Kambunga beat Dominicus Weyulu on points after four rounds.