Tuesday 11 May 2021
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Cowboy’ plays down comeback

By Michael Uugwanga

Retired former World Boxing Federation (WBF) African Super Welterweight Champion, Vakufilapo ‘Cowboy’ Wilhelm has said that he has no plans of making a comeback despite him still training in the gym. This is amidst rumours that he will soon get back inside the ring.
The unbeaten Namibian boxer retired last year after his final fight against Limbani Masamba of Malawi in Windhoek on 7 April 2018.
The 30-year-old is unbeaten in his seven fights since making his debut in 2016.
Speaking in an interview with The Patriot, Wilhelm played down the rumours that he plans to come out of retirement, although he misses boxing.
“Boxing will always be a part of me- so yes I will always miss it. My lifetime involvement in fitness will never allow me to stay away from the gym, so yes I am always training.
If I had the time in the world I could  wish for and Namibian boxing was rewarding enough, I would make a comeback anytime. It is unfortunate I have to focus on my business and stay out of boxing because to me, I have been doing it for free.
What I miss about boxing is showcasing my talent and art of boxing, the inspirational influence I pose for the youth, the kids and the public, and of course representing my country bravely and doing my nation proud,” Wilhelm concluded.

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