Shinima destroys Kaangundue as Harry Simon Junior impresses

03 Mar 2019 15:20pm
WINDHOEK, 03 MAR (NAMPA) – Charles Shinima produced a devastating second round knockout on former sparring partner Mendu Kaangundue in the ‘Back to the Roots’ boxing tournament at A Shipena Secondary School in Windhoek on Saturday.
The two boxers were fighting for the vacant National Junior Middleweight Title which was scheduled for 10 rounds.
Shinima knocked down Kaangundue in the first round with a powerful body shot for an eight count before a right hook caught him again in the second round for another eight count.
Sensing blood, Shinima applied pressure, forcing his opponent to call it quits with a few seconds left before the round ended.
The fight failed to live up to expectations as both boxers had promised to punish each other.
With the victory Shinima now moves to eight wins from eight fights, while Kaangundue now has four defeats from 10 fights, with six wins.
In the other fights on the evening’s card, main undercard Harry Simon Junior produced a scintillating performance to destroy Dominikus Weyulu in the fourth and final round of their Junior Welterweight bout.
Weyulu, who is well known for his powerful hooks and uppercuts, put up a great performance until he was knocked down for an eight count by the technically talented Simon Junior.
Simon Junior fought a very technical fight, staying away from his opponent by effectively using his jab and forcing Weyulu to miss his target.
However, Weyulu then changed tactics in the middle of the second round by fighting from the inside as he sought to put Simon Junior under pressure.
The move backfired as Weyulu exposed himself to Simon Junior’s powerful body shots, which resulted in the first knockdown.
In the fourth round, Simon Junior came out guns blazing, landing many punches on his opponent’s head and forcing match referee Patrick Esterhuisen to intervene and stop the fight for a Simon Junior victory.
Simon Junior’s triumph sees him move to eight wins from eight fights.
In the other fights, crowed favourite Usko Rehabeam failed to live up to the hype as he drew with Gerson Vaeta in the lightweight category.
However there were boos and groans when the ring announcer read out the judges’ verdict as many felt that Rehabeam had lost the fight.
Vaeta was in control of the fight landing more telling punches than his opponent and keeping Rehabeam on the back foot for most of the fight.
The rest of the results from the card are as follows:
Fillipus Ngitumbwa beat Frans Naanda via a second round technical knockout.
Abed Shikongo beat Ndangi Shapwa via a second round technical knockout.
Mateus Heita beat Theophilus Nashilongo via a unanimous decision.
Sam Mathew drew with Willie Shili.
Philip Shaanika beat Samuel Kambuta via a fourth round technical knockout.
Andrew Mwenyo defeated Immanuel Shapaka via a unanimous decision.
Paulus Amavila beat Sakaria Sheehama via a unanimous decision.