Jarman to face Mhlongo

03 Nov 2016 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 03 NOV (NAMPA) – Namibian super welterweight boxer Anthony Jarman will face South Africa’s Nkululeko Mhlongo here on 18 November 2016 at the Windhoek Country Club and Resort.
Jarman will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan African Super Welterweight belt over 12 rounds.
The Namibian has had 15 fights of which he won 13, lost one and drew one, while Mhlongo has won 14 fights, lost two and drew one.
Jarman won the belt against Christiano Ndombassy from Angola in May this year.
Kinda Nangolo of Kinda Promotions said at a media briefing in the capital Thursday the fight has been sanctioned by the WBA and all preparations are at an advanced stage. The Namibian Boxing and Wrestling Control Board is yet to give the go-ahead.
Mhlongo is ranked number one in his division in South Africa.
“He is a good boxer and will give Anthony a run for his money,” Nangolo said.
The promoter said the fight does not have sponsors yet, and he is currently footing all the bills himself.
“We have done this before without sponsors and we will continue doing so until the corporate world recognises us and comes on board.”
This fight will cost them between N.dollars 450 000 to N.dollars 600 000, and includes officials’ flights to Namibia, their accommodation, food and other logistics, he said.
On his part, Jarman declared that he is fit as he has been training hard in South Africa for the past two weeks and has gained some technical skills.
Jarman said he has been studying Mhlongo and now knows his opponent is a strong boxer and is a “come-forward” fighter.
“He is a bit slow and does not use his reach that much so I will use that to my advantage. I am fit and my footwork is good, so I will trouble him with that. This might actually be an easy fight for me,” he said.
Meanwhile, Boxing and Wrestling Control Board Secretary-General, Joe Kaperu said his office has not received all relevant documents and information for them to sanction the fight.
“I do not know why Kinda says he submitted everything when he knows he has not,” Kaperu said.
Following are the other bouts:

Flyweight (four rounds)
Ndemunonga Joshua (one fight (F) one win (W) vs Jacob Jacob (3F, 3W)

Lightweight (six rounds)
Sacky Amutja (4F, 4W) vs Steven Shimbonde (10F, 6W, 4Losses)

Women Flyweight (four rounds)
Tjauha Martin Marney (Pro Debut) vs To Be Announced

Featherweight (six rounds)
Michael Kambungu (5F, 2W, 3L) vs Manefues Haimbanga (5F, 4L, 1Draw)

Super Bantam Weight (four rounds)
Mikka Shonena (8F, 8W) vs Tommy Hango (23F, 12W, 11L)

Namibia National Title Fights:
Featherweight (10 rounds)
Costa Nilo Frans(11F, 6W, 2L, 3D) vs Onesmus Nekundi (8F, 5W, 2L, 1D)

Featherweight (six rounds)
Gabriel Candy Imalwa (3F, 2W, 1L) vs Ndahulapo Nande (Pro Debut)