28 Nov 2013 18:10pm
WINDHOEK, 28 NOV (NAMPA) - Boxing fans can look forward to an action-filled boxing bonanza when Kinda Promotions and Warriors Promotions bring several top local boxers to the ring on 04 December 2013 at the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino ( WCCR).
Promoter Kinda Nangolo told a media conference on Thursday that there will be three title fights taking place on that Wednesday evening.
The main event will see Gottlieb Ndokosho fighting for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) International Featherweight Title over 12 rounds, Kinda said.
Ndokosho's opponent Kakhaber Avetisian, comes from Georgia and boasts a record of 50 professional fights with 30 wins.
Ndokosho has only fought 18 times, with 14 wins to his name. He made a big impression in the local boxing scene when he sent Feleciano Azuaga to the canvass in a fourth round knockout in September this year.
President of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Africa and Middle East Onesmo Ngowi, in an e-mail sent from his office in Tanzania, said the upcoming title fight against Avetisian would be exceptional as Ndokosho, or 'The King', as he is known in the boxing circles, will meet his match in the 'Georgian Strongman'.
This is one battle that boxing fans should not miss at all cost, Ngowi said.
Although no sponsors have come forth for the event, the organisers are confident that Telecom Namibia will still come on board, the Chairman of Warriors Promotions, Ludwig Haimbodi told reporters at the press meeting.
We still believe they (Telecom Namibia) will be part of us, as they are the most passionate about boxing and always put money into the development of boxing in this country, Haimbodi said.
The tournament will see seven fights, varying from six to 12 rounds, taking place from 19h00.
Most of the opponents will arrive over the weekend in Namibia for their final preparations.
The main bout will be preceded by a 12-round fight for the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Super Flyweight Title between Namibia's Joseph 'Smokey' Hilongwa and Raul Eliseo Medina from Argentina.