'Mr President' is a tough fighter: Ndou

01 Oct 2013 06:40
WINDHOEK, 01 OCT (NAMPA) – South Africa’s Phillip Ndou says Namibian boxer Eradius Pohamba Hamunyela is tough and Namibia should take advantage of his talents and give him more opportunities to fight.
The South African pugilist went up against Hamunyela in an International Boxing Federation (IBF) Junior Middleweight fight in the ‘Dream Fight’ boxing tournament in the capital on Saturday, and went on to win the fight.
The fight formed part of the ‘Dream Fight’ boxing tournament, which was promoted by Harry Simon Onkugo Promotions.
Speaking to members of the media after the fight, Ndou described his Namibian opponent as a good boxer.
He defeated Hamunyela, who is also known as ‘Mr President’ by a unanimous points decision over eight rounds.
The judges scored the fight 71-73, 68-66 and 67-66 in Ndou’s favour.
“This was not an easy fight, he gave me the type of fight I wanted and I thank God that I won the fight,” he said.
Ndou has 39 fights under his belt, with 35 wins and four losses, while Hamunyela has had 17 fights (12 wins and five losses).
In other fights during the event, Frans Niilo Hifindobe beat Johannes Ishono on a unanimous points decision in a Featherweight bout, while Varde 'Swapo' Ndayambekwa beat Paulus Kapia Petrus on a unanimous points decision in a Welterweight bout.
In a Junior Welterweight bout, Daniel 'Open Fire' Kashela beat Lucas Mukete on a unanimous points decision, while Mathew Kaandala beat George Iita on a split decision in a Featherweight contest.
Rocky Haraseb scored a technical knockout (TKO) in the third round over Philip Swartbooi in their Lightweight fight.