Prince Ready to Claim Back African Title

Immanuel “Prince” Naidjala is positive that he will reclaim the WBO African bantamweight title when he takes on Francis Miyeyusho from Tanzania on 5 April at the Windhoek Country Club.

Naidjala relinquished the title when he lost his WBO world title bid against Tomoki Kameda of Japan in December last year. Despite the defeat, Naidjala put up a splendid performance and earned the respect of boxing fans around the world.

Naidjala, who held both the WBO Africa bantamweight and the IBF International bantamweight titles, will be hungry to reclaim his African title, but he will have to get past a tough opponent in Francis Miyeyusho who comes in with an impressive record of 49 fights, 37 wins, 10 losses and 2 draws.

The showdown will be promoted by the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing amp Fitness Academy, while tickets are on sale for N$100 per person or VIP tables at N$10 000, which includes complimentary snacks and soft drinks. Tickets are available from Computicket (Shoprite Checkers and Woerman Brock outlets countrywide).

“Due to the limited size of the venue, we encourage boxing fans to buy their tickets in aance to avoid disappointment,” Tobias said from Newcastle in the United Kingdom, where he is currently with Sacky Shikukutu who will challenge Frankie Gavin for the Commonwealth welterweight title on Saturday evening.

Naidjala said he was confident and looking forward to the fight.

“After a disappointing loss against the world champion, Tomoki Kameda, I lost all my titles and instead of being disappointed, it just encouraged me to work harder, and come 5 April I will be the Prince of Africa again after the fight,” he said.

Francis Miyeyusho is expected to arrive in Namibia next week ahead of his title challenge against Naidjala.

Source : The Namibian