06 Aug 2018 01:20am
REHOBOTH, 05 AUG (NAMPA) Namibian boxer Sakaria Lukas has signed a promotional deal with Siesta Boxing Promotions in the United Kingdom.
A media statement availed to Nampa on Sunday said the undefeated featherweight boxer, who is ranked number two by the World Boxing Organisation (WBO), became the latest addition to the fast rising team of potential challengers of Siesta Boxing Promotions last week.
Signing with Siesta will get me essential international experience and eventually raise my stock as an elite fighter at 126 pounds. Siestas expertise and contacts within the boxing industry provide a unique platform to advance my career and hopefully get me my much anticipated world title shot, Lukas was quoted as saying in the statement.
Lukas, managed by Namibias Knowledge Boxing Management, has fought 21 times with zero defeats and 14 knock-outs and is trained by Immanuel Moses from ABC Boxing Gym.
He last fought against South African Tello Dithebe in December last year when he defended his WBO Africa belt for the third time, and won by unanimous decision after 12 rounds.
Siesta and Knowledge Boxing Management are in negotiations with relevant parties for Lukas to face his next opponent in September or October this year.
I cant wait to step back into the ring and put on a great show as I have been training hard over the past few weeks, Lukas said.
Contacted for comment, Knowledge Boxing Management Executive Director Knowledge Ipinge said they had a few options, but opted for the UK-based promoters.
We were negotiating with promoters from America and the UK, but Siesta offered what we wanted and we signed with them, Ipinge said.
He said their decision to team up with promoter Al Siesta was motivated by his vast experience, professionalism and the fact that he is willing to help navigate their efforts to get Lukas into serious fights.
The statement further quoted Siesta as saying he is excited about teaming up with Lukas.
He is an incredible featherweight from Namibia, a country that has been noticed and respected for their great boxing schools educating the likes of Julius Indongo and Paulus Moses, he said.