Salute Boxing Academy General Manager Armas Shivute announced yesterday that the border town of Rundu will host the first ever MTC-Salute Academy Boxing event in March.
This revelation was made at a press conference held at MTC’s headquarters in Windhoek.
Staged under the theme “the Kavango River Fray”, Shivute said that the occasion will be a history making event for the town and the region, since it has never hosted any boxing events before.
“Our first ever boxing academy event will be held in Rundu next month, this will be a maiden event for the town.
As we all know Rundu has never hosted any kind of boxing event before. It will be a history for the town and the region,” said Shivute.
“It will be a very busy day at Rundu where lots of activities are expected on the day as amateur boxing, music and many more expected at the event.”
The boxing stable was inspired to take the event to the north-eastern town because the boxing academy also has boxers who hail from the town and they believe this will be the right time for these upcoming boxers to shine in their home town. “We have boxers from Kavango region which makes it interesting that they will make their debut at Rundu during the event. It will be a bigger platform for them to shine especially adding the fact that they will be fighting in their home town and in front of people that knows them,” he added.
Shivute also acknowledged MTC Namibia for coming on board to partner with the Academy.
”We are thankful to MTC for granting the academy with resources we will make sure each and every single resource provided will be utilised to the fullest. We are committed to account to every resource MTC have put on the table.
Without them none of this would have been possible,” said the thankful general.
The General Manager also showered the academy leading boxer Sebastian Nathanael with lots of praise saying he is the future of Namibian boxing.
“He is the future of Namibia. He recently had a match in South Africa and the performance was impressive.
We believe with time and the deal that just came at the right time, he will improve and put the country on the map again,” said Shivute.