Tyson promises to shine during world title fight
10 Nov 2016 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 10 NOV (NAMPA) - Welterweight boxer, Bethuel 'Tyson' Uushona is confident that he will win the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) welterweight title when he steps into the ring against Polands Rafal Jackiewicz in December.
The fight is scheduled to take place at the Ramatex complex in Windhoek on 03 December 2016.
In his first attempt at the same title in June, the Namibian boxer failed as he lost the fight against Deniz 'El Pistolero' llbay of Germany.
Judge Rassie Erasmus from South Africa scored the fight 117 -111 in favour of llbay; judge Jean Marcel Nartz 115 -113 in favour of IIbay; and Ricky Shabalala 118 -110 in favour of Uushona.
Uushona, who now has a record of 40 fights, 34 wins, five losses and one draw, told the media on Thursday at a media briefing in the capital that he is ready to make the nation proud when he steps into the ring again.
All my life I have gone through a lot of hiccups but I have always managed to come up top. I am therefore calling on the Namibian nation to come out in numbers in December to support the event.
He said he has been doing well in the gym and is in good shape to fight for the world title.
Another boxer who will be fighting for a title on the night is Lukas The Demolisher Ndafoluma. He goes up against Walter Dlamini from South Africa for the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) middleweight All Africa title.
Ndafoluma, who currently has a record of 10 fights, eight wins, one loss and one no-contest, stated that when he steps into the ring in December, there will be no room for error as he wants to be crowned the African champion.
In total, there will be 12 bouts on the night.