Fredrich Nghiyolwa, an executive member of the MTC Salute Boxing Academy, has called on the nation to rally behind Nathanael “Natty” Kankololo when he steps in the ring on Saturday night.Kankololo, an African Boxing Union (ABU) featherweight champion, …
Fredrich Nghiyolwa, an executive member of the MTC Salute Boxing Academy, has called on the nation to rally behind Nathanael “Natty” Kankololo when he steps in the ring on Saturday night.
Kankololo, an African Boxing Union (ABU) featherweight champion, will take on Oleg Malinovskyi of Ukraine for the World Boxing Organisation Inter-Continental Feather Title at the AKKO International in Kiev.
Speaking at the sending-off ceremony on Wednesday, Nghiyolwa said: “It is days like this that people should appreciate the hard work that boxing stables, sponsors, and boxers put in.
Our boxers continue to put the Namibian nation on the map and we, therefore, call on the nation to support this course as we promise to come back with the title.”
On his part, Kankolo told the media that he will deliver come Saturday night because he has been working hard.
“I just call on my fans to keep on supporting me. I would also like to wish my brother Jeremiah Nakathila who will fight for a world title in America all the best because we are carrying our national duties when we step in the ring,” he said.
Meanwhile, MTC’s Corporate Communication Manager, John Ekongo who also attended the event said boxing has done well in the country as it is ranked second-best sport code.
“We see Kankololo is a determined young man that wants to take the world by storm and this is part of our agreement with boxing stables to fight for titles with the best in the world and prove themselves in the world,” said Ekongo who also wished the boxer luck with his fight on Saturday.
Source: Namibia Press Agency