Annual MTC Sunshine Boxing bonanza slated for Windhoek

26 Nov 2018 18:30pm
REHOBOTH, 26 NOV (NAMPA) - The MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing Academy will stage its annual MTC Sunshine Regional Cup in Windhoek from 28 November to 01 December.
A media statement issued on Thursday by the Sunshine Academy said the flagship event forms part of the boxing academy’s development programme aimed at grooming amateur boxers and preparing them in their journey to becoming professional.
The annual event was hosted at Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa Region last year and is now moving back to Windhoek where it was hosted for seven years before that.
Boxing promoter Nestor Tobias was quoted in the statement as saying the MTC Sunshine Regional Cup is an important programme in the development structures.
During the tournament, over 150 amateur boxers from all 14 regions of Namibia are brought together to compete for the best spot in their respective weight classes.
“We must take the lead in developing talent for the future, not just for the MTC Sunshine Boxing Academy, but for Namibia as well in terms of preparation for continental championships. Boxing is doing well in Namibia because we take development at grassroots level very seriously and we should not stop now so that we have talent in the next 10 years,” Tobias said.
President of the Khomas Boxing Federation, Jason Naule urged all regional boxers, as well as those from the Namibian Defence Force and Namibian Police Force, to take part in the event.