Nakathila to defend title against Dlomo of South Africa
12 Dec 2018 13:50pm
REHOBOTH, 12 DEC (NAMPA) World Boxing Organisation Africa Lightweight champion, Jeremiah Low Key Nakathila will defend his title against Prince Dlomo from South Africa in Cape Town, South Africa on 28 December.
Nakathila was due to defend his title against Toto Helebe, also from South Africa, but due to unforeseen circumstances he now has a new opponent.
The Namibian boasts an impressive record of 17 fights, 16 wins and only one loss against Evgeny Chuprakov from Russia.
Boxing promoter, Nestor Tobias in a statement availed to Nampa on Wednesday said this fight is important for Nakathila as he is rated number three in the world.
Two days after his title defence, current world champion in this division, Vasyl Lomachenko will defend his world title against number one rated opponent Chuprakov.
This means Nakathila has to keep on fighting and keep on winning to take either the mandatory or number two ranking. Anything can happen when you enjoy such a rating. This boy is definitely our next world champion and one of our objectives is to get him into the ring for a world title shot in 2019, Tobias said.
Nakathila said it is a pity that he cannot fight Helebe, but is ready to fight anyone.
I know how important this fight is for me in getting me closer to my world title dream. I will therefore go out there and do my best and defend my title successfully for the fifth consecutive time, he stated.
Out of 18 fights Dlomo has 10 wins, with four coming by way of a knockout (KO); seven losses including two KOs; and one draw.