Telecom Namibia digs deep to bring boxing to the fans

26 Sep 2013 10:30
WINDHOEK, 26 SEP (NAMPA) - The sudden change in the capital’s weather has forced the organisers of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) 'Dream Fight' on Saturday to change the venue for the event.
The boxing tournament, which will amongst others see Harry Simon go up against Serbian boxer Geard Ajetovic, was initially scheduled to take place at Sam Nujoma Soccer Stadium, but has now been moved to the Ramatex complex in the Otjomuise residential area.
This was announced on Thursday morning during a media briefing in Windhoek.
Telecom's Senior Manager of Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Oiva Angula said the weather forced them to look for an alternative venue to ensure that the fight will not be disrupted by rain.
Telecom Namibia, which is the main sponsor of this event, this morning said they contributed around N.dollars 1,8 million to bring the IBF 'Dream Fight' tournament to Namibian boxing fans. The company announced their sponsorship of the event earlier this month, but refused to say how much they spent on the sponsorship.
Namibia Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (NBWCB) president Kelly Nghixulifwa said during the media briefing the Board is there to ensure that the event takes place according to the rules and regulations of the IBF.
“We want to clarify that we - the boxing board – are not necessarily helping the promoter of this event, we are helping the sponsor to help boxing,” Nghixulifwa said.
He then called on all boxing fans to support the local boxers and visitors who will be competing in the tournament at Ramatex.
“If they did not come to Namibia to fight, there would have been no boxing taking place,” he added.