09 Oct 2016 16:40pm
WINDHOEK, 09 OCT (NAMPA) Tanzanian boxer Twalib Tuwa has recovered and is on his way home after suffering a devastating knockout by Namibias Japhet 'The Thin Man' Utoni in the fourth round of their fight here on Saturday.
Tuwa required medical attention at a hospital, where he was treated and discharged.
Promoter Nestor Tobias said Tuwa was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure after being knocked down twice.
Tobias was full of praise for Utoni.
That man is a lion; he walked through an experienced boxer like a hot knife through butter. Better things are still to come from Utoni, he said.
Utoni won that World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa International Junior Flyweight fight staged as part of the Champions in Action Part 7 boxing bonanza held at a local hotel on Saturday.
In other fights that night, Walter 'The Executioner' Kautondokwa beat Chimwemwe Chiotha from Malawi with a technical knockout (TKO) for the WBO Africa Middleweight belt.
Chiotha gave a good account of himself, pushing the Namibian toe-to-toe until the end of the seventh round, but punishment from Kutondokwa in the eighth round was too much for the man, who at one stage looked likely for a potential points victory.
The third title fight saw Sakaria Lukas beat Mohammed Kamburuta (Tanzania) with a knockout in the fifth round of their WBO International Featherweight title. The Tanzanian was caught with a right hook that sent him to the canvas and left him dazed. He suffered his first defeat after 12 fights.
The headline fight saw Namibias Paulus Moses beat Cosmos Cheka from Tanzania with a fifth-round TKO to retain his WBO Intercontinental Lightweight title.
Tobias said it was mission accomplished for him and his team, adding that they were trying to set Moses up for another shot at a world championship belt.
We want him to reach the number three or two position in the rankings for him to challenge for a world title fight. When we go to the WBO Convention in Costa Rica next month, we will have a good story to sell about him and I definitely see him getting a shot at a world title in the near future, said the promoter.
Junior Bantamweight non-title fight: Andreas Amupolo (Nam) and Immunuel Shipaka (Nam) drew (38-38; 38-38; 39-37).
Flyweight non-title fight: Japhet Amukwa (Nam) beat Jacob Jacob (Nam) with a unanimous decision (37-39; 37-39; 37-39).
Middleweight non-title fight: Paulinus Paulinus (Nam) beat Chikondi Makawa (Malawi) with a unanimous decision (40-36; 40-36;40-36).
Junior Lightweight non-title fight: Lazarus Namalombo (Nam) beat Manfred Haimbanga (Nam) with a unanimous decision (40-36; 40-36; 40-36)
Welterweight non-title fight: Emmanuel Mungandjela (Nam) beat Misanjo Charles (Malawi) with a fifth-round TKO.
Welterweight non-title fight: Medu Kaangundue (Nam) beat Andreas Nghinanye (Nam) with a majority decision (39-37; 40-36; 38-38)
Junior Lightweight non-title fight: Immanuel Andeleki (Nam) beat Onesmus Nekundi (Nam) with a majority decision (39-36; 40-36; 38-38)
Welterweight non-title fight: Jatoorora Tjingaveta beat Limbani Masamba (Malawi) with a split decision (59-57; 58-56; 56-58)