Ambunda to shine in Swakopmund over festive season

15 Dec 2017 08:30am
WINDHOEK, 15 DEC (NAMPA) - Salute Boxing Academy (SBA) and Kalakoda Promotions will host their first joint boxing bonanza involving some of the country’s top boxers at the Dome in Swakopmund 29 December.
Salute and Kalakoda signed a three-year agreement earlier this year to work together in promoting Namibian boxers.
Kalakoda Promotions is an internationally licensed boxing promotions company based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Speaking at a media conference here Thursday, former Super Bantamweight world champion, Paulus ‘The Rock’ Ambunda said he is hungry to get back to the top of boxing again.
“All I can tell Namibian fans is I am ready and will do the job on the night,” said Ambunda, who faces Nasibu Ramadhan of Tanzania for the World Boxing Council (WBC) International Super Bantamweight title on the night.
“This fight will be a celebration for the new year. I am therefore calling on all boxing lovers to get themselves tickets and come support us when we step into the ring again,” he said.
Ambunda added that he should now be called “El Jesus” (the Jesus), adding that come fight night, it will be ‘El Jesus’ rambling in the ring and not ‘The Rock’.
“The name El Jesus is used mostly in Mexico, and we love the way they (Mexicans) box, hence the reason why my brother, Fredrich Nghiyolwa (Biano) gave me the nickname,” he said.
Nghiyolwa is a boxing promoter and corporate communications officer for Salute Boxing Academy.
Meanwhile, Harry ‘The Terminator’ Simon will make a return to the ring when he fights Said Mbelwa from Tanzania in a six-round cruiserweight bout.
Another title fight on the night will see Vakufilapo ‘Cowboy’ Nashivela locking horns with George Mdluli from South Africa in a 10-rounder.
A total of 13 fights are on the cards.
Tickets for the boxing bonanza are on sale for N.dollars 250 for a golden circle seat, N.dollars 100 for general access and N.dollars 50 for the pavilion.