30 Nov 2016 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 30 NOV (NAMPA) - Namibian welterweight boxer Bethuel Tyson Ushona said he will punish his opponent on Saturday.
Ushona is scheduled to contest the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Welterweight title against Polands Rafal Jackiewicz at the Ramatex complex in Windhoek on Saturday.
Speaking at a media conference in the capital Wednesday, Ushona said he has won a lot of fights in his life but the judges never scored in his favour and on Saturday he will prove that he is also one of the greatest boxers.
Whatever Rafal brings to the table, I will be ready for it. I am now going to punish an innocent boxer who did nothing to me, but he came at the wrong time to challenge for the vacant belt, he said.
Ushona said he is not undermining his opponent because he knows what he is capable of.
He said in the past, he lost a fight in the United Kingdom (UK) because of the judges mistakes and that repeated itself again in Slovenia.
But I am now ready and I call on the nation to come in numbers and support us, said Ushona.
He lost against Denton Vassell for the Commonwealth welterweight title in the UK in 2011, and 2012 lost against Jan Zaveck in Slovenia when they competed for the vacant World Boxing Organisation Inter-Continental welterweight title.
In his first attempt at the same WBF title in June, the Namibian boxer failed against Deniz 'El Pistolero' llbay of Germany.
Ushona now has a record of 40 fights, 34 wins, five losses and one draw.
Jackiewicz said through an interpreter that he has been in the ring for the past 27 years and Ushona does not move him because he knows he will come out tops on Saturday.
Jackiewicz has a record of 65 fights 48 wins, 15 loses and two draws.