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Kakololo crowned new WBA Pan Africa Featherweight champion

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Namibia’s Nathaniel Kakololo is the new World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan Africa Featherweight champion.He technically knocked out his Tanzanian opponent, Kasimu Hamad Haji in the sixth round of his bout at the Unomasa Champions Collide Boxing Bonanza…

Namibia’s Nathaniel Kakololo is the new World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan Africa Featherweight champion.

He technically knocked out his Tanzanian opponent, Kasimu Hamad Haji in the sixth round of his bout at the Unomasa Champions Collide Boxing Bonanza on Saturday night at Otjiwarongo.

The WBA Pan African Featherweight title was vacant and scheduled for 12 rounds.

Haji in the sixth round could not stand up on his feet from the ring floor even after the numerous counts on him by the referee.

Kakololo now has a new record including the Saturday fight at Otjiwarongo, with 17 total fights; 14 wins, two draws and one defeat.

Haji now holds 19 fights; 11 wins, five draws and three defeats including the latest one.

Other important fights included the bout between Fillemon Mutananye and Jafet Amukwa for the vacant WBA Flyweight Pan Africa title.

Mutananye was crowned winner of the belt and new WBA Flyweight Pan Africa champion after he knocked out Amukwa in the third round.

Lazarus Namalambo at the event also defended his WBA Bantamweight title on points against Gabriel Jamba.

Lukas Ndafoluma won his against Simon Shafodino, Nicanor Halweendo lost to Bernard Bernard while Lazarus Shaningwa and Jona Shikukutu drew.

Alfeus Shilongo won his fight against Samuel Nakwafila, Harry Simon Jr also defeated Simeon Varde and Jonas Erastus emerged the winner in the fight against Ruben Kandimba.

Sakaria Amutjaa won the match between him and Stefanus Shimbonde.

Shifiona Tomas defeated Salatiel Moses, while Stephanus Shivambo won on points against Andreas Nghunauye.

Paulus Shonena beat Hafeni Johannes, while Mervin Nguno defeated Paulus Morgan.

Otjozondjupa Governor, James Unomasa Uerikua, the patron of the tournament was in attendance, as well as the chairperson of the Otjozondjupa Regional Council, Marlayn Mbakera plus the Namibian Police Force’s Deputy Inspector-General for Operations, Major-General Joseph Shikongo.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency