Tobias happy despite electricity hiccups

WINDHOEK: The MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy has declared the Omuthiya boxing bonanza, themed “The Redemption of the Rock”, a huge success, despite a power outage.

Nestor Tobias, who is the owner and manager of the academy, said in a statement released to the media on Sunday that despite the electrical failures on the night, they had good quality boxing, and that was exactly what they promised.

“We are awaiting a report from the power supplier to understand what happened to ensure this never happens again. No promoter plans for such failures, and it was therefore unfortunate.

This is the first time such an incident happens at our boxing matches, and we are of course very disappointed for this embarrassment,” said Tobias, who also doubles as boxing promoter and coach.

Tobias expressed gratitude that Prime Minister, Dr Hage Geingob stayed at the event, despite the electrical hiccups.

“I am really impressed, and it shows how tolerable the Prime Minister’s leadership style is and his overwhelming love for sports. We do of course not condone this behaviour, but we would like to thank him sincerely for having successfully completed the business of the night with us,” he said.

On the night, Paulus ‘The Rock’ Ambunda was crowned International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) International Super Bantamweight Champion.

Tobias said the international title is second to the world title, and is therefore a lucrative world title to have which positions the boxer in the top rankings.

The MTC Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, Tim Ekandjo said he was not impressed with the electrical failures, but the academy relied on competent suppliers as they are not in the business of electricity.

He added that in Omuthiya, Namibia reaffirmed that it is a top boxing nation.

“This was real quality world-class boxing which reaffirms that Namibian boxing is pure class compared to the rest of the world. After this excellent display, I have no doubt that we will soon have another Namibian world champion,” said Ekandjo.

SOURCE: NAMPA