23 Jun 2016 18:50pm
WINDHOEK, 23 JUN (NAMPA) Bethuel 'Tyson' Uushona on Thursday declared that he is ready to face Deniz 'El Pistolero' llbay in Walvis Bay for the vacant World Boxing Federation World (WBF) Title.
The fight is scheduled for Saturday.
At a face-off press conference, Tyson whose record stands at 40 fights, 35 wins, four losses and one draw, promised his fans a great fight.
It is an honour for me to fight for the WBF belt. Its an opportunity I have waited for. I have prepared well and come Saturday I will deliver. Thank you Ilbay for coming, I am in top shape and I have no excuses not to win, said a confident Uushona.
On his part, llbay thanked the WBF for allowing him to fight for the title, stating that he has also trained well for the fight.
I had a great camp, so I am ready for the fight. I know my opponent is a good fighter, I respect him as I know he has fought great champions but I promise to beat him. Namibia is a great country, we have been treated well here and the people are good to us. I will be good to them and give them a good fight, said the German who has a record of 16 fights, 15 wins and one loss.
The promoters of the fight, Salute Boxing Academy also took the opportunity to reveal the under card of six fights featuring local and regional boxers.
Immanuel Joseph will face his Namibian counterpart Sakaria Shipanga in a four-round flyweight fight.
Nathaniel Sebastian will fight with Joseph Joseph in the junior lightweight over six rounds, while David Shinuna will fight Botswana's Kagiso Tebogo in the Junior Lightweight bout over six rounds.
In the featherweight division, Nathaneal Kakololo will fight Johannes Niinkoti over six rounds, while in the middleweight bout, Namibia's Lukas 'The Demolisher' Ndafoluma will battle it out against the experienced two-time former world champion, Isaacs Hlatshwayo of South Africa.
The main under card fight will see Abraham 'Energy' Ndaendapo fighting South African former World Champion Oscar Chauke in a junior lightweight WBF international title over 12 rounds.
Tickets are available at all Computicket for N.dollars 150 for ordinary tickets, N.dollars 300 for Very Important Persons (VIP) tickets and N.dollars 10 000 for the Very Very Important Persons (VVIP) table for 20 people.