24 Nov 2016 08:10am
WINDHOEK, 24 NOV (NAMPA) - Former Namibian welterweight boxer Paulus Ali Nuumbembe is positive that Bethuel Tyson Uushona will win his first world title next week.
Welterweight boxer Uushona is scheduled to contest the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Welterweight title against Polands Rafal Jackiewicz in December.
The fight will take place at the Ramatex complex in Windhoek on 03 December 2016.
Nuumbembe joined the Soweto Boxing Academy, which Uushona trains under, earlier this year.
Nuumbembe, a former Commonwealth champion who lost a fight against Uushona in 2004 and is now Uushonas trainer, told Nampa on Wednesday he has worked with Uushona and his time to win a world title has arrived.
I fought Tyson before and I know what he can do in the ring. He is ready to redeem himself from the disappointment of losing the same title earlier this year.
He said they have been hard at work preparing for this fight and if Uushona does not win he might not get another chance.
In his first attempt at the same title in June this year, Uushona lost against Deniz 'El Pistolero' llbay of Germany.
He now has a record of 40 fights, 34 wins, five losses and one draw.
Jackiewicz has had 65 fights of which he won 48 wins, 15 losses and two draws.
Another boxer who will be fighting for a title on the night is Lukas The Demolisher Ndafoluma. He will fight 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, said during a media briefing on Wednesday he is ready to be crowned champion and nothing or no one will stand in his way.