Ndokosho to Fight Metually

The International Boxing Federation (IBF) has approved Egyptian Mohammed Metually to challenge “King” Gottllieb Ndokosho of Namibia for his “IBF International Featherweight Title” on June 7, 2014. Ndokosho won the IBF International Featherweight title in December 2013 by stopping Kahkaber Avetesian from Georgia in the seventh round of their 12 round rumble. It was an intensely inspired bout that kept Namibian boxing fans on their feet throughout the fight.

In his letter to Kinda Nangolo who promotes Ndokosho, Lindsey Tucker who is the IBF Chairman of Championships Committee said:

“The IBF has granted tentative sanction approval for the IBF International Featherweight Championship optional defence fight between champion Gottlieb Ndokosho and Mohammed Metualy. The bout is scheduled for June 7, 2014 in Windhoek, Namibia. Formal sanction will be granted when we receive the sanction fees”. This will be the first defence since Ndokosho won his title and a lot is expected of him by the Namibian boxing stakeholders.

Mohammed Metually goes into the 7 June rumble with an impressive record of 17 wins and 2 defeats, having lost only to Fahsai Sakkreerin (32-2-0) and Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym (44-2-0) both from Thailand. Ndokosho on the other hand has an impressive record of 15 wins, 3 defeats and 1 no contest, having lost to Ali Phiri (4-1-0) of Zimbabwe, Oscar Chauke (25-5-2) of South Africa and Jatoorora Tjingaveta (14-4-0) of Namibia. All his losses happened early in his pro boxing career and he has since won all his fights.

Source : The Namibian