The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) will need N$612 000 to broadcast Immanuel ‘Prince’ Naidjala’s December 3rd World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Bantamweight world title fight against Tomoki Kameda in Japan.
Kameda is the current WBO Bantamweight champion; a title he won against Paulus ‘The Rock’ Ambunda in August this year.
The Japanese national television owns the TV rights to this fight, according to boxing promoter, Nestor Tobias, who is now appealing for funds to have this event broadcast live for Prince’s home fans.
“The TV rights come at a price undetermined by us. We therefore call upon our Government and corporate companies to help the NBC raise the required U$60 000 (N$612 000), to bring this mega fight live to all Namibian boxing enthusiasts,” says Tobias.
Tobias is confident of another title victory in Japan after Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses beat Yusuke Kobori to claim the WBO Lightweight title in that country, two years ago.
“Prince is a quality and exciting boxer with a good future. He is the current WBO African champion, as well as the IBF International champion and as a team, we are all working hard to prepare him and are confident he will make us proud,” beams Tobias.
Prince is undefeated in 17 fights with one draw while the reigning champion is undefeated in 28 fights with an immaculate 18 KO.
Prince has since taken national duty-leave from his employers, Telecom Namibia and is now on heavy duty training.
“We practice every day at 16h00. Because my usual sparring partner, The Rock is injured, Sackaria Lukas and Jatoorora Tjingaete stand by for strength and steadiness. Plus, about eight other amateur boxers keep me busy with their speed. I run eight to 10km every morning before getting into the gym (Virgin Active) where I work-out for more physical strength,” Prince submits.