Nakathila’s opponent arrives in Namibia

15 Apr 2019 20:10pm
WINDHOEK, 15 APR (NAMPA) – Zoltan Kovacs who is due to fight Jeremiah Nakathila for the vacant World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Junior Lightweight Global Title at Windhoek Country Club this coming weekend, arrived in Namibia on Monday.
Kovacs and his team were welcomed by Nakathila’s promoter Nestor Tobias from MTC Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy.
During a press conference at the Windhoek Country Club Resort, Tobias called on the team to feel free in Namibia but reminded them that they are here for business and whatever they do should not affect what is going to happen in the ring come match day, as the fight can elevate the winner in the world ranking.
“Hopefully the winner of this fight will improve his rating and for Nakathila, I hope it will take him closer to the world title,” he said.
Kovacs’ manager Felix Racz said they had 10 to 12 weeks to prepare for the fight and the boxer is in good shape even though he had an injury some time back.
He informed the media that they have broadcasting rights and the fight will be televised live back home in Hungary.
Speaking through his manager who interpreted, Kovacs said he watched a few videos of Nakathila and from what he saw, he is well prepared and can copy Nakathila’s power and speed.
“No disrespect to Nakathila but from what I saw on the videos, I am well prepared and I can handle his power and speed. If he improved from his fight in Russia then I have been improving also, so let the best man win,” said Kovacs.
Tobias also confirmed to Nampa that Andreas Nghinaunye who was due to fight Harry Simon Junior for the national title, has sustained an injury and withdrew from the fight.
He however said that he’s in the process of lining up another boxer to replace Nghinaunye and face Simon Junior for the national title.
(NAMPA)
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