History beckons for Mweya

Namibia's Fillemon Mweya is set to make history by becoming the first Namibian and African referee or ringside judge to officiate at the World Boxing Council (WBC) title fight on October 26, 2019, in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Mwiya will be part of the three-man ringside judges for the fight will be between Yesenia Gomez of Mexico and Debora Rengifo of Venezuela.

He will join Miguel Morin of Mexico and Christophe Fernandez of France on the sides of the ring while Len Koivisto of Canada will be the referee.

Speaking to Nampa from Cancun where he is currently attending the 2019 WBC Convention which runs from 20-26 October, Mweya said it is an honour for him to be offered this opportunity to officiate in Mexico.

I am highly motivated to be part of the officials for this world title, I look forward to putting my country on the map. I am currently learning a lot at the convention as we are being taught by the best in the game, he said.

He added that he has met other highly regarded boxing officials from all over the world who have taught him a lot of new things, including protecting the integrity of the sport and the lives of boxers.

We have been called upon by the WBC to take responsibility in the ring to avoid further loss of lives of boxers. I am now waiting for the big day so I can display my talent on the world map. This is history in the making, he said.

Mweya added that he hopes to leave a lasting impression so as to open doors for other Namibian boxing officials at the international events.

Source: Namibia Press Agency