Uushona to fight for IBO world title in February

11 Jan 2018 16:00pm
WINDHOEK, 11 JAN (NAMPA) – World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Welterweight Champion Bethuel ‘Tyson’ Uushona will make his first challenge for the vacant International Boxing Organization (IBO) world title in the United Kingdom on 23 February.
He will face Frankie Gavin for the vacant title at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.
Speaking at a media conference in Windhoek on Thursday, Uushona said since it is his first fight this year, he has had some time to train hard as he wants to realise his dream of winning another title.
“I am excited and ready. I know my opponent has a good record, but as you know we are all professional fighters, and when the bell goes off, it will be the two of us in the ring and all I can say is the time is now for me to win that title,” he said.
Uushona added that he wants to become the third Namibian boxer to win an IBO world title.
“I am a title collector and I don’t see what will stop me from winning this one if my camp and I put our heads together for a better strategy than the opponent.
“Paulus Ambunda and Julius Indongo have won the same title in their respective weight division and it is my time now to become the third Namibian boxer to win that world title,” he said.
The WBF world champion stated that it will be a difficult fight, but he has promised himself and his mother to bring the title home.
Uushona has a record of 43 fights, 36 wins, five losses and one draw while his UK opponent, Gavin has fought 28 times, winning 25 and losing three times.