‘It is my time to collect’: Ndevelo

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Namibia’s featherweight (54-57 kilogramme) boxer, Tryagain Morning Ndevelo, said the time is now for him to win silverware for Namibia at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Ndevelo said this in an interview with Nampa after defeating his Fijian opponent, Jone Davule, on Monday.

The featherweight boxer outclassed his opponent with a third-round technical knockout to progress to the quarter-finals of the championships, which will be held on Wednesday.

On Monday afternoon, Ndevelo showed great footwork and pace throughout the three rounds of boxing and said this is his time for collecting what he left in Gold Coast, Australia, four years ago.

“I think this is the right time to win something. Why not me? But first of all, I would like to thank my coach and mother, while at the same time also respecting my opponent who was a good and strong boxer,” he said.

The pugilist, who has represented Namibia at the All-Africa Games, the African Amateur Boxing Championships and the Commonwealth Games before, added that his win against Davule came because he listened to his corner.

“I was told by my coach that boxing is always not about power but about outsmarting your opponent, so I did what I was told by the corner,” he said, adding that at the moment he aims to reach the final of the Commonwealth Games and win.

“I am positive and courageous that I will reach the final, but I need the support and prayer of the people at home because their support will make me stronger every time I will step in the ring,” he added.

The Namibian boxer is expected to face Mohammad Hussamuddin of India in the quarter-finals on Wednesday

Source: The Namibian Press Agency