It took me 15 years to be here today: Indongo
17 Apr 2017 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 17 APR (NAMPA) Namibian world boxing champion, Julius Blue Machine Indongo, said 15 years of hard work has now landed him three world titles.
Indongo won his third title when he beat his Scottish opponent, Ricky Burns, to unify the World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Lightweight, International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Lightweight, and International Boxing Organisation (IBO) Super Lightweight belts in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday.
On his arrival here Monday, Indongo said he was happy to have won the belt and credit should be given to the 15 years he fought as an amateur boxer, saying he went through a lot of preparation and injuries to get ready for that fight.
I thank all my sparring partners and those who gave me advice and encouragement, especially (former world champion) Harry Simon who told me to win convincingly when in a foreign land as it helped in my fight on Saturday, he said.
He added that seeing many Scottish fans and only a few Namibians in the arena gave him courage to disappoint the thousands of Scots who cheered for Burns.
Indongo is now undefeated in 22 fights.
He won the IBF and IBO Super Lightweight titles in December 2016 after beating Russias Eduard Troyanovsky in Moscow.