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Wednesday 24 April 2019
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Boxers ready to defend Namibia’s pride

WINDHOEK, 08 March 2017 - MTC Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer Tim Ekandjo (C) posing for the media with some of the boxers fighting at the 2017 Independence Boxing Bonanza of the MTC Nestor Sunshine Tobias Boxing and Fitness Academy. (Photo by: Maqonda Ndlovu) NAMPA

WINDHOEK, 08 March 2017 – MTC Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer Tim Ekandjo (C) posing for the media with some of the boxers fighting at the 2017 Independence Boxing Bonanza of the MTC Nestor Sunshine Tobias Boxing and Fitness Academy. (Photo by: Maqonda Ndlovu) NAMPA

The MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing & Fitness Academy will present a world-class boxing event themed “Defending Namibia’s Pride” in celebration of Namibia’s 27th Independence celebrations.
The highly anticipated boxing bonanza will take place on 1 April at Ramatex complex and will see Namibia’s world-rated boxers in action.
“The theme “Defending Namibia’s Pride” was motivated by the ongoing economic and social challenges facing our country, and our boxers will demonstrate their commitment by fighting these ills by defending Namibia’s pride in the sporting fraternity and by continuing to raise our country’s flag high. Our independence has a very sentimental value to our boxers, and that is why we will continue to celebrate Namibia’s independence through boxing, said Nestor Tobias.
Former WBA Lightweight world champion, Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses will headline the show in defence of his WBO Africa title against either Mfaume Mfaume from Tanzania or Mzonke ‘The Rose of Khayelitsha’ Fana from South Africa. Moses is currently rated number 6 by the WBO and a win is absolutely crucial to push him up the world ratings. He boasts a solid record of 42 fights – 38 wins and only 3 losses.
Taking a look at his potential opponents, Mfaume has a record of 15 fights – 11 wins, 2 losses and 2 draws while Mzonke Fana has 49 fights – 38 wins and 11 losses.
Sakaria ‘Desert Storm’ Lukas will be defending his WBO Africa Featherweight title on the undercard. Lukas is now rated number 9 by the WBO and remains one of Namibia’s prime prospects. Sakaria has a record of 18 fights and straight 18 wins and he will face Oscar Chauke from South Africa. Chauke has a record of 49 fights – 35 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws.
Namibia’s hard-hitting Walter ‘Executioner’ Kautondokwa will face either Christopher Buthelezi from South Africa or Med Sebyala from Uganda. Kautondokwa is currently ranked number 8 by the WBO and the current WBO Africa Middleweight champion. Buthelezi has a record of 40 fights – 25 wins, 12 losses and 3 draws and is the current South African champion, while Sebyala has a record of 25 fights – 16 wins, 8 losses and a draw.
Pretty boy Immanuel ‘Prince’ Naidjala will step into the ring against Sibiniso Ngonya from South Africa. Naidjala is the current WBO Inter-Continental champion currently ranked number 5 in the world. Naidjala has an impressive record of 26 fights – 23 wins, 3 losses and a draw. Ngonya has a record of 11 fights – 10 wins and only one loss.
“We will have a total of four title fights on the night but 11 exciting fights in total.”




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