01 Nov 2018 16:20pm
WINDHOEK, 01 NOV (NAMPA) Mikka Silent Assassin Shonena will headline the Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy boxing bonanza slated for 30 November at the Windhoek Country Club.
The event, which is dubbed the 2018 Sunshine Boxing Fiesta, will feature 13 bouts, with Shonena facing Tanzanian Mfaume Mfaume as he defends his World Boxing Organisation Africa Welterweight Title over 12 rounds.
Shonena has 12 wins from his 12 fights, while his opponent has 17 fights (12 wins, three loses and two draws).
Speaking to the media at the launch of the bonanza here on Thursday, the academys owner and promoter, Nestor Tobias said the event will feature a star-studded undercard, highlighting the likes of Harry Simon Jr, Onesmus Nekundi and Gabriel Imalwa, whom he praised as potential future world champions.
We are going all out to make this a successful night. We want to develop these guys to be world class fighters, hence, we give them these fights. When they fight for the world championships, they then put the countrys name on the world map, Tobias said.
He added that boxing is a form of employment creation, as sports in general and boxing in particular is a business.
Harry Simon Jr will face Dominicus Weyulu in the junior welterweight category over six rounds.
Max Ipinge will fight Joseph Hihangwa in the junior middleweight over four rounds, while Timoteus Shuulula will face Niikoti Johannes in a featherweight bout scheduled for six rounds.
Tobias called on all boxing fans to come and cheer for their favourite boxers at the bonanza that will coincide with a regional amateur championship tournament, also being organised by the academy.