Beware of the ‘Executioner’ – Tobias

MTC Sunshine Academy founder Nestor Tobias is a happy man, after unearthing what could turn out to be a real gem.

Last week, the academy spent hours trying to give the once-famed but now dilapidated and disused Independence Arena in Katutura a facelift ahead of the ‘Local is Lekker Boxing Bonanza’, which they successfully hosted on Saturday.

However, the transformation of the arena, which is earmarked for “staging mega fights in the future”, is a sideshow.

Instead, Tobias is enthusing most about his new find, Walter ‘Executioner’ Kautondokwa, who raised his stock with a devastating 47 seconds knock out of Theophilus Jatileni in the opening round of their national middleweight title fight on Saturday.

“Kautondokwa boasts an impressive record of five fights and five wins, but this is not the reason why we call him our best kept secret. Kautondokwa is the hardest puncher Namibia has ever produced and he does so incredibly with both hands,” said Tobias, thanking his lucky stars in signing up the 28-year-old who earns a living as a taxi driver in Windhoek.

A former amateur fighter who was part of the national team until early last year, Kautondokwa barely wastes a punch, and instead stealthily stalks his prey before launching an attack, which is packed with powerful punches. This approach has won the Ondangwa-born pugilist four of his five fights by knock out.

“He combines hard punching with accuracy and that rare skill is not found with any boxer in the world except a chosen few, and I have therefore no doubt that he is destined for a bright boxing future and will with no doubt become a world champion,” Tobias said of the fighter with an unassuming but steely demeanour.

“The plan is to ensure he has at least 10 fights under his belt then we introduce him to the international boxing arena to take on experienced fighters.

“We are very fortunate to have such a naturally gifted boxer in our academy and I can assure you that his skills, combinations, power, speed and accuracy is what every boxer can only dream of having, and Namibia is truly blessed to have much boxing talent,” he added.

Source : The Namibian