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Ndafoluma and Josef to defend their titles in December

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Two Namibian World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa title holders, Lukas ‘The Demolisher’ Ndafoluma and Immanuel Josef, will defend their titles on 11 December against Tanzanian and South African opponents.This was announced here on Wednesday by MTC Sa…

Two Namibian World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa title holders, Lukas ‘The Demolisher’ Ndafoluma and Immanuel Josef, will defend their titles on 11 December against Tanzanian and South African opponents.

This was announced here on Wednesday by MTC Salute Boxing Academy’s Chairperson Kiriat Kamanya.

Ndafoluma is the current WBO middleweight WBO Africa champion and will defend his title against South African Nkululeko Mhlongo.

The Namibian pugilist holds a record of 24 fights, 20 wins, three losses and one no contest, while his opponent has 32 fights, 22 wins, nine losses and one draw.

Josef, with a record of 17 fights, 12 wins and 4 losses is the current WBO flyweight Africa champion and will face Tanzanian Muhsin Kizota who is having a record of 15 fights, 12 wins and three losses.

The event to be held under the theme ‘Building champions where winning is the goal’ is set for the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino.

Speaking during the announcement of the boxing event, Ndafoluma promised to knock out his opponent on the day of the fight.

“I am well prepared and I am going to do what I do best that day. I want to make it short and will defend my title for the third time. My main goal is to become a world champion and I won’t let that focus slip away. I only know boxing and that is what I do best. I will keep doing it until I realise my dream of becoming a world champion,” said Ndafoluma.

Meanwhile, Joseph said he wants to celebrate his victory with his family during the festive season and under no circumstances will he allow his title to go out of Namibia.

“I fought hard for this title and I will not let anyone lay a hand on it. I am going to defend it with all my heart and will make sure my family spend time looking at it during my holiday,” said Josef.

Other fights scheduled for the night include:

Featherweight

Nathaniel Kakololo vs Romeo Makwakwa from Malawi

Super Lightweight

Albinus Felesianu vs Salimu Chazama from Malawi

Paulus Morgan vs Stefanus Shivambo

Super Welterweight

Abed Shikongo vs Simon Shafodino

Welterweight

Bernard Bernard vs Herbert Negumbo

Bantamweight

Gabriel Jamba vs Salatiel Moses

Jonas Mateus vs Andreas Amupolo

Flyweight

Jonas Erastus vs Oiva Amwaama

Fillemon Nghitunanye vs Mathews Nghikevali

Matias Hamunyela vs Leonard Gawanab

Lightweight

Immanuel Nghilongwa vs Joshua Nelomba

Lazarus Shaningwa vs David Shinuna

Flyweight WBO Africa Title

Immanuel Josef vs Muhsin Kizota from Tanzania

Middleweight WBO Africa Title

Lukas Ndafoluma vs Nkululeko Mhlongo from South Africa

Source: The Namibian Press Agency