14 Sep 2017 18:30pm
WINDHOEK, 14 SEP (NAMPA) Paulus The Rock Ambunda has promised fireworks when he steps into the ring at the Otji Festival on 30 September at the Parises Stadium in Otjiwarongo.
During a media conference held here on Thursday by his new boxing stable, Salute Boxing Academy, the boxer said he has trained hard and feels in great shape to show people the 'old him' that they used to enjoy watching in the ring.
The former World Boxing Organisation (WBO) and International Boxing Organisation (IBO) world champion, who left the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy in August this year, last stepped in the ring when he lost his title in a World Super Bantamweight IBO and World Boxing Association title unification bout with Moises Flores from Mexico.
Ambunda lost on a unanimous decision after 12 rounds of boxing at the Ramatex Complex in Windhoek.
On Saturday 28 September, the former double world champion will fight Tasha Mjuaji from Tanzania in an eight round bout. He said his fans should pack the venue in their numbers because he will ramble and shine like he used to in the past.
He boasted that he still had a lot left in him to become a champion again.
Another boxer who will be making his debut for his new stable is Willbeforce Black Mamba Shihepo, who will fight Mussa Ajibu from Malawi.
Shihepo said he missed being in the ring and has prepared well.
One of the biggest highlights of the bonanza will be a rematch for the National Interim title between Nathanael Kakololo and Matheus Kandala.
In their first fight, Kakololo defeated Kandala.
The two-day Otji Festival will be held on 29 and 30 September 2017 at the Mokati and Parises sports stadiums in Otjiwarogo, and will feature football, boxing, drifting, spinning and live music.