Telecom sponsors Warriors’ boxing bonanza

WINDHOEK; Telecom Namibia on Thursday announced a sponsorship of N.dollars 260 000 towards the hosting of the Warriors’ Promotions boxing bonanza here on Saturday.

The event is set for the Windhoek Country Club and Resort, is aimed at raising funds for the boxing stable.

Warriors’ Promotions is in the process of acquiring a portion of land in Windhoek’s Goreangab informal settlement to erect a multi-purpose centre, which will double as its base.

Announcing the sponsorship on Thursday, Telecom Namibia’s Corporate Communications and Public Relations Officer, Oiva Angula said Telecom decided to sponsor the upcoming event, because it wants to encourage young boxers with potential in their new-found careers.

He said Telecom Namibia is proud of its involvement in boxing, because boxing has provided Namibian youth with unique opportunities for personal growth over the past years.

In action on the night will be Warriors’ Promotions’ boxer and co-promoter, Joseph ‘Smokey’ Hilongwa against Raul Eliseo Medina from Argentina in a non-title International Boxing Federation (IBF) fight.

Hilongwa will step into the ring in a new weight category. His last fight was in April last year when he defeated South Africa’s Sibusiso ‘The Brave Heart’ Twani on points to win the World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Super-Flyweight title in Windhoek.

Another fight on the bill is between Namibia’s Abraham Ndaendapo and Ghanaian Herbert Quartey for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Continental Africa Super-Featherweight title.

Six other under card fights are scheduled for the night.

All foreign opponents are expected to arrive in Namibia on Friday.

Tickets for the event are on sale for N.dollars 150 (ordinary seats), N.dollars 300 (ring-side seats) and a table for 10 people goes for N.dollars 10 000.