Shonena a World Champion in the Making – Tobias

Mike “Silent Assassin” Shonena will no doubt become a world champion in the future.

This declaration was made by experienced trainer and promoter Nestor Tobias of the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing Academy, who described Shonena is a rare boxing talent.

Shonena fights in the welterweight division and hails from the Ohangwena region. He is only 25 years old with a bright boxing future ahead of him.

“Mike is nicknamed the “Silent Assassin” because he is lethal in the ring and is known for his hard punching that knocks opponents down. Mike is a natural south paw which in boxing language means he is a left-handed fighter,” Tobias said.

“Mike boasts with a 100 percent record of four wins from four fights and while he still needs to get a lot of fights under his belt, it does not look like he will ever lose or draw a fight given his intelligence and dominance in the ring. Mike already has a notable achievement, and that being a quarter finalist at the Commonwealth Games in 2010,” he added.

On Saturday, 23 August 2014, he will step in the ring for his fifth fight against Immanuel Mungandjela at the Windhoek Country Club, a fight not to be missed for ardent boxing fans.

“I am in good shape and am looking to finish him off in the second round, said a confident Shonena. The fight is scheduled to start at 19h00 and VIP tickets are N10 000 for a table seating 10 with snacks and refreshments or N$100 for a standard ticket.

A down to earth Mike describes his hobbies as fast cars and watching TV because one learns a lot from watching TV he says.

“I am excited to be part of the best academy in Africa. I appreciate the teamwork and the way MTC supports the academy, we are all partners here and we all work hard and take nothing for granted,” he said.

Asked who his role model is, he said it was definitely Nestor Tobias.

“I admire the fact that he has dedicated his entire life to making other people like us great champions and for that I respect and honour him because putting fights together costs a lot of money. My dream is to become a world champion and I will make it come, come rain or sunshine.”

Mike Shonena is sponsored by the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing amp Fitness Academy.

Source : The Namibian