Shonena wins "The Battle: Namibia vs China"

25 Aug 2019 14:40pm
ONGWEDIVA, 25 AUG (NAMPA) – Namibia’s World Boxing Organisation (WBO) African welterweight champion, Mikka Shonena, was on Sunday crowned the division’s International Champion after beating Youli Dong from China at the Boxing Bonanza at the Ongwediva Trade Fair.

The boxing bonanza was titled ‘The Battle: Namiba vs China.’

Shonena won by unanimous decision, after the Chinese WBO Asia Pacific Youth welterweight champion, Dong, put up a tough fight for him.

“I feel excited to win this fight, he (Dong) prepared very well and the fight was indeed tough,” said Shonena at the end of their 12-round bout attended by hundreds of boxing fans.

Nestor Tobias of the Mobile Telecommunications Limited Nestor Tobias Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy, which organised the event, noted that
Shonena is getting closer to the world championship by having beaten Dong in such a tough fight.

Nine other fights took place before the Shonena-Dong main fight, where Harry Simon (Jr) in an eight-round International Junior welterweight bout and Paulinus Paulus in another eight-round International Middleweight bout defeated their opponents Philip Musariri from Zimbabwe and Roy Yudha from Malawi, respectively.

Simon (Jr) handed Musariri a technical knockout (TKO) in the second round, while Paulus also defeated Yudha by a TKO in two minutes and 30 seconds in the first round.

Michael Bernard defeated Duminicus Weyulu on points in their six-round
junior lightweight fight.

Other winners at the same boxing bonanza are Sebastian Nathaniel (junior
lightweight), Emmanuel Mungandjela (welterweight), Edison Nghipondoka
(junior middleweight), Philipus Nghitumbwa (super bantamweight) and Paulus
Amavila (lightweight).

The bout between Mateus Heita and Paulus Aikela was cancelled on the grounds that the two did not meet the weight requirements.