Shonena not threatened by Dong

20 Aug 2019 16:40pm
WINDHOEK, 20 AUG (NAMPA) – Namibia’s World Boxing Organization Africa Welterweight (WBO) champion, Mikka Shonena said he has watched and analysed the videos of his forthcoming opponent, Youli Dong and has realised that he is a good boxer but not a threat to him.
Shonena was speaking during a media conference at the Mobile Telecommunication (MTC) headquarters in the capital, where the two boxers faced off.
Shonena said his next opponent is quick and very skilful, but that will not deter him come match day as he will not let Namibia lose to China during the fight which is about the two countries and not really about the two fighters.
“I saw his videos, but when I analysed them with my team. I noticed that he is not a threat. I know he is a good boxer, quick and very skilful but I know I can handle him.”
He boasted that he is fit, motivated and his morale is even higher now that his opponent has arrived in the country.
Dong, who was speaking through an interpreter said, he might look young but his dream is to be a world champion and he is here to fight, adding that he also watched a two-minute clip of Shonena’s fight and thinks he can handle the fight in his first trip to Africa.
Shonena is due to fight Youli Dong in a WBO Africa, WBO Asia pacific welterweight 12 rounds fight on Saturday at the Ongwediva Trade Fair, where nine undercard fights are also lined up, including that of Harry Simon Junior, who is due to fight Phillip Musariri from Zimbabwe.