04 May 2017 19:40pm
WINDHOEK, 04 MAY (NAMPA) Nathanael Natty Kakololo on Wednesday became the new Featherweight national champion after knocking out his opponent Dominicus Weyulu during the Salute Boxing Academy boxing bonanza.
Kakololo knocked Weyulu out within 56 seconds in the second round of the fight.
The new Featherweight national champion gave his opponent a tough time as soon as the fight started, sending him to the canvas with heavy blows three times.
Kakololo now boasts a record of 10 fights, eight wins, one loss and one draw, while Weyulu has seven fights, two wins, four losses and one draw.
In the other fight, Jonas Braveheart Mateus became the new Super Bantamweight national champion after beating Julius Sheetheni in a heavily contested fight.
The score card read 100-96-90 and 90-93-91 for Julius Sheetheni after 10 rounds of boxing.
Speaking after the fight, Mateus said he was happy since his opponent was tough.
I hit him hard but he was still coming. The guy was tough but I am very happy for my win, he said.
Initially, three national title fights were planned for the event, but the Junior Lightweight fight between David Shinuna and Immanuel Andeleki was cancelled after Shinuna was involved in a car accident on his way to the fight.
In another non-title fight, Vakufilapo Nashivela knocked out Alpheus Shilongo two seconds into the third round of their six-round fight.
However, the highlight of the night was when Harry Simon Junior, the son of the undefeated Harry Simon, made his debut as a professional boxer and knocked out his opponent Sam Shaama in the third round.
In addition, Immanual Joseph won by unanimous decision against Josef Mateus, while David Angula won his fight against Tommy Nakashima after six rounds of intense boxing.
The score card read 58-58-59 and 56-55-54 for Nakashima.
In the last swing bout, Kapena Naindjala won against Christian Uukelo in a six-round fight.