24 Feb 2017 08:20am
REMOVING 'HOLD' FROM TITLE
WINDHOEK, 24 FEB (NAMPA) - World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan African junior middleweight title holder, Anthony Jarman will defend his title against George Mdluli from South Africa next month.
The fight is slated for Windhoek on 04 March, his boxing stable Kinda Promotions announced on Thursday.
The Namibian has a record of 15 fights, 13 wins, one draw and a defeat, while his opponent Mdluli has a record of 12 fights, eight wins and three losses and a draw.
Despite boasting a superior overall record, Jarman said he would not underestimate his challenger, and expects a tough battle.
I can't take Mdluli too lightly but I have a vision that on fight night we will dance in that ring until the sixth round, when I will knock him out, he said.
Kinda Nangolo, the promoter and chairperson of the stable, said he is happy to see his boxer step into the ring again as this will give him the opportunity to showcase his talent, while at the same time motivating other boxers to realise their dreams.
The event will also see Tjuaha Marney make a historic professional debut a first for a female boxer in the country. The name of her opponent will be announced next week.
Other boxers on the card are Candy Imalwa, Ndahupalo Nande, Joshua Ndemunonga, Jacob Jacobs, Sacky Amutja, Steven Shimbonde, Mikka Shonena and Tommy Hango.
On the same night, there will be a national title fight between Hifindobe Niilo Frans and Onesmus Nekundi for the featherweight title in a 10-rounder, while Michael Kambunga and Manfeus Haimbanga will lock horns in a non-title featherweight fight over six rounds.
Namibia Breweries Limited will sponsor the event through their new brand King Lager.