Namibian boxer boy Julius Indongo says he is mentally and physically prepared to take on Russia’s Eduard ‘The Eagle’ Troyovsky for the WBO and IBF junior welterweight titles in Moscow on 3 December. In an interview with The Patriot this week, Indongo said he is physically in the best shape possible and mentally prepared for the bout. “As a boxer you must be ready every day, 24/7 therefore we are very ready and focused for this fight,” said. Indongo further relished his opportunity to fight at the highest level saying that opportunities of that nature only come once in a life time. “Everyone wants to be a world champion and we have been working hard for this opportunity and don’t want to miss it,” said Indongo. Furthermore, Indongo said he has learned a great deal from his Namibian counterpart Jeremiah Nakathila who lost to another Russian in the form of Evgeny Chuprakov a week ago.
“We could during the fight how disrespectful Russians are towards their opponents and we will show them the dangers of underestimating your opponent” added Indongo. According to Indongo, his game plan on the night will be keeping a distance between his Russian and taking the fight to him as he is “very slow”. Indongo says they will not be looking for a bonus but if it comes, they will welcome it. Indongo’s trainer and promotor Nestor “Sunshine” Tobias said Namibians should rally behind Indongo because they hope to do something positive (win the fight) for country. “We are physically, mentally, emotionally and tactically well prepared for this fight,” “We will go out there do our best and want to win it for Namibia”, said Tobias.
Tobias said the fight was of the highest caliber and was going to be viewed all over the globe. “We hope that this fight will also be broadcasted live on NBC,” Tobias took time to heap praise on his boxer saying he did not get to that level by accident. “You don’t get there by luck; it takes hard work, dedication and focus to reach the top,” “Julius has been a professional for eight years and has been defending his WBO title for six years now,” Tobias noted. At 33 Indongo remains undefeated in 20 pro fights, but so is his 36-year-old Russian opponent who is a two-time world champion and is yet to taste defeat after 25 pro fights.