01 Oct 2017 14:20pm
OTJIWARONGO, 30 SEP (NAMPA) - Namibian featherweight boxer, Paulus The Rock Ambunda on Saturday knocked out his Tanzanian opponent Tasha Mjuaji in the second round of the Otji Festival boxing bonanza held at Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa Region.
Ambunda, who is now fighting under the Salute Boxing Academy having left the Nestor Sunshine Academy this year, floored Mjuaji once in the second round before knocking him out one minute and 22 seconds before the end of the same round.
Mjuaji was first punched in the left side of his ribs in the second round of the six round scheduled fight and was downed to the canvas.
He managed to beat the count and their fight continued, but Mjuaji was again punched on the left side of his ribs and he hit the canvass and failed to stand up.
Referee, Timo Haikonda counted until 10, but Mjuaji was still down clutching the painful left side of his ribs.
Haikonda then gave victory to Ambunda.
The fight between Mjuaji and Ambunda was the main bout of a boxing event comprised of nine fights in total.
Four knockouts and three wins on majority points and one by unanimous decisions by judges.
In a four round Bantamweight fight between Luben Kandimba and Josef Mateus, Kandimba won on a unanimous points decision passed by the judges.
A fight between Lazarus Shaningwa and Festus Matias in the Lightweight division, saw Shaningwa knock out Matias in the second round of their four round fight.
Mujandjae Kasuto of Namibia and Bulawayo based fighter, Nowell Mphofu of Zinbabwe also exchanged heavy blows in their six round Light Heavyweight division.
Kasuto knocked Mphofu out in the first round, while Jonas Brave Heart Mateus defeated Phillupus Nghitumbwa through a unanimous decision by judges in their Super Bantamweight division.
Vakufilapo Cowboy Nashivela, who entered the boxing zone riding a horse also defeated Christian Ukelo in their Junior Middleweight category by a technical knockout in the second round of their eight round fight.
Lukas The Demolisher Ndafoluma fighting in the in the Middleweight division knocked out his opponent from Zimbabwe, Martin Tsuma, while Willbeforce Black Mamba Shihepo in the Light Heavyweight division also won on points after defeating Zambian boxer, Anos Temfuma.
Nathanael Natty Kakololo retained his Featherweight National Interim title after defeating his challenger, Matheus Kandala in a 10 full scheduled fight.
Kakololo won on points to retain his belt.
Chairperson of the Namibian Boxing and Wrestling Control Board, Ellison Hijarunguru supervised the event.