Kilimanjaro Boxing Club hosts boxing bonanza

08 Oct 2017 15:10pm
OHAKWEENYANGA, 08 OCT (NAMPA) - Jason Immanuel and Steven Paulus from Oshakati’s Kilimanjaro Boxing Club fought to a draw in the main bout of a 12-fight amateur boxing tournament at Ohakweenyanga village at the weekend.
This first-ever Konyaka Guest Hotel Boxing Bonanza-branded tournament took place Saturday night.
The Konyaka Guest Hotel in the village near Ongwediva sponsored the tournament to the tune of N.dollars 12 000 after the chairperson of the Kilimanjaro Boxing Club, Joseph Bernard approached the management with a request for sponsorship.
Bernard said the tournament is helping to produce competitive boxers who will compete nationally and internationally.
“We should also be able to host boxing tournaments of national and international standard here in northern Namibia, hence the need for us to produce and prepare our local boxers for those competitions,” he said while speaking at the event.
He added that a similar boxing bonanza sponsored by the Swapo-Party’s Oshikoto regional coordinator, Armas Amukwiyu will be hosted at Ondangwa on 28 October.
Boxers on Saturday competed in the junior, youth and senior categories. The Kilimanjaro Boxing Club emerged the winner of the tournament with nine wins, followed by Ondangwa with three wins.
The tournament’s winners are Trofimus Johannes, Fabianus Stefanus, Johannes Kondjeni, Hafeni Hofni, Titus David, Johannes Molosande, Linus Nyati, Moombola Nghishimwene and Immanuel Paulus for Kilimanjaro.
Nestor Lewis, Erastus Jonas and Nghinamanu Michael are the winners from the Ondangwa Boxing Club.