18 Apr 2019 12:30pm
WINDHOEK, 18 APR (NAMPA) Jeremiah Lowkey Nakathila and his Hungarian opponent Zoltan Kovacs held a public workout on Wednesday at the Post Street Mall in Windhoek.
The two fighters will battle it out for the vacant continental World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Junior Lightweight Title in the capital on Saturday.
The contest will be the main bout in the boxing tournament titled the Independence Legacy Fight Part Two, where there will be seven other boxing bouts.
The boxing tournament is promoted by the MTC Nestor Sunshine Tobias Boxing and Fitness Academy.
Speaking at the event, promoter Nestor Tobias gave his assurance that the boxing bonanza will take place as scheduled and all boxers are ready for the event.
We have prepared for this event well in advance for the two boxers to show the world who will be the next champion come Saturday, he said.
Kovacs warned the Namibian that he is not a tourist, adding that he is here to win the title.
However his opponent Nakathila said he will teach Kovacs a lesson by making him go home empty-handed.
The fights are scheduled as follows:
1. Welterweight 6 rounds (swinger)
Emmanuel Mungandjela vs Chikondi Makawa
2. Featherweight 6 rounds (swinger)
Onesmus Nekundi vs Joseph Joseph
3. Super bantamweight 6 rounds (swinger)
Timoteus Remember Shuulula vs Niikoti Johannes
4. Middleweight 8 rounds
Paulinus Paulus vs Limbani Masamba (Malawi)
5. Junior Welterweight national title
Harry Simon (Junior) vs Andreas Nghinananye
6. WBO African middle weight title 12 rounds
Mikka Silent Assassin Shonena vs Shadrack Ignas (Tanzania)
7. International Middleweight 10 rounds
Walter Kautondokwa vs Jacob Maganga (Tanzania)
8. WBO Junior Lightweight Title 10 Rounds
Jeremiah Lowkey Nakathila vs Zoltan Kovacs (Hungary)