Uutoni improves his WBO ranking

27 Sep 2016 19:30pm
WINDHOEK, 27 SEP (NAMPA) – Jafet ‘The Namibian Lion' Uutoni has moved up on the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) ranking, a few days before defending his Junior Flyweight International title.
A media release made available by the Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy on Tuesday said Uutoni has moved from position eight to seven.
This means that if he wins the fight on 08 October in Windhoek against Tanzanian Twalib Tuza in the ‘Champions in Action’ Part 7, this will further improve his ranking; most likely into the top three.
“This fight is of paramount importance to Uutoni. We are aware that the Junior Flyweight world title is vacant at the moment and a win therefore means everything if we have any ambition to fight for the world title in the future,” read the statement.
Uutoni said he knows the importance of the fight for now and the future.
“I take nothing away from my opponent; he comes into this fight with more fights, but I am more than ready - just like a lion is always ready to catch its prey. I want to invite all boxing fans to crowd the Country Club to give us all the motivation we will need on the night,” he was quoted as saying in the statement.
The Namibian goes into this fight with a record of 12 fights, 11 wins and one loss, while his opponent boasts a record of 18 fights, 15 wins and three defeats.
Uutoni last fought in South Africa in April this year against Bongani Silila, whom he beat on a technical knockout.