Boxers must be desciplined - IBF Africa chief

06 Dec 2013 11:00am
WINDHOEK, 06 DEC (NAMPA) - The International Boxing Federation (IBF)’s Africa and Middle East president Onesmo Ngowi has advised all Namibian boxers to be disciplined, and to always strive for self-discipline.
He made this statement in an interview with Nampa on Wednesday evening at the end of the boxing bonanza jointly-organised by Warriors Promotions and Kinda Promotions in the capital.
Ngowi stated that boxers must be disciplined if they are to make significant progress in their careers.
“Boxers must learn to be disciplined, and they must also learn to manage themselves, instead of having an external manager,” he noted.
The official furthermore commended Namibia for giving strong support to local boxers, and for the country’s overall commitment to the development and strengthening of this sport.
Having just watched Wednesday’s fights, he said he was particularly impressed with the fighting prowess of Gottlieb Ndokosho, who defeated Georgia’s Kakhaber Avetisian by technical knockout to become the new International Boxing Federation's (IBF) International featherweight champion.
“During the fight, Ndokosho showed not only to the spectators but the sponsors as well that he is willing and ready to fight for world titles.
This man (Ndokosho) is world title champion material, and I am going to make sure that he becomes my next project all the way to a world title,” he added.
Namibia has a lot of talented boxers, he said, and the country should thus keep on encouraging them to develop and fight well enough to earn a shot at a world title.