Pro Boxers Ready to Rumble

Irked by what he termed ill-treatment by event organisers ahead of his ‘Champions in the Making’ bout against Walter Kautondokwa, furious Zimbabwean boxer, Brian Mwando, has promised to pay the Namibian folk back in their own coin for their apparent inhospitality.

Mwando, 24 was spitting venom ahead of his main bout against Kautondokwa during a brief press briefing in Windhoek yesterday, bitterly complaining about insufficient food supply coupled by sub-standard accommodation while he was apparently denied access to proper training facilities.

However, Namibia’s leading boxing promoter, Nestor ‘Sunshine’ Tobias, rubbished the Zimbabwean’s claims as hogwash. “It’s normal practice for visiting boxers to aance an official request for any extra facilities and training equipment they might require ahead of bouts, including the gym for fitness exercises.

“Our initial intention was to place the three-member traveling entourage from Harare in one of the top hotels in the city but they were unfortunately fully booked”.

The two boxers go toe to toe in their Welterweight non-title main bout over 10 rounds in the MTC Nestor Tobias Boxing amp Fitness Academy ‘Champions in the Making’ boxing bonanza at the Windhoek Country Club tomorrow evening, starting at19h00.

The pick of the evening’s bouts is doubtlessly Johannes ‘Baluka’ Simon’s non-title 6 rounder against Irvin Kaunampito in the bantamweight division. Simon 24, is undefeated in 10-bouts since joining the paid ranks last year.

He boastfully revealed that he will use the fight to enhance his already impressive resume.

Unbeaten in four fights since making his debut as a professional, Mike Shonena should have little trouble when he squares off against Immanuel Mungandjela in the welterweight division over 6 rounds.

Onesmus Nekundi and Johannes Kutumba will slug it out in the Featherweight four rounder while David Egumbo and Junior Lightweight opponent Lucky Handivele will trade leather in another four rounder.

Jacob Jacob, will be out to make it 3 out of 3 when he comes up against fellow rookie, Sacky Shipanga in one of 8 under card bouts over 4 rounds in the Flyweight category.

Junias Iyambo, makes his pro debut with a confrontation against Nangolo Samuel in a non-title Flyweight four rounder.

Imms Joseph will be up against Joseph Amukwa and Manfred Haimbinga will try by all means to mend his patchy record against his equally fragile opponent Isaak Anyala in the Junior Flyweight four rounder to complete the line-up. Entrance fee is N$100 per person while tables decorated with snacks seating 10 people are up for N$10 000.

Source : New Era

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