Explosive boxing bonanza in store

August 21, 2012

Namibian boxing promoter Nestor Tobias has put together another top-class boxing bonanza for September 8, which will see Immanuel “Prince” Naidjala, Wilbeforce Shihepo, Tommy Hango and Sacky Shikukutu in action, amongst others.

In the main fight of the evening, Naidjala will face the experienced Luis Singo of Ecuador in an international bantamweight fight over 10 rounds.

Naidjala, who is still undefeated after 14 fights, currently holds the interim WBO Africa Bantamweight title and is ranked seventh in the world by the World Boxing Organisation.

In Luis Singo, he will face an experienced boxer who has a pro record of 15 wins, 10 defeats and two draws. He has not been very successful of late, losing his last five fights, with his last victory coming in October 2010.Naidjala was last in action in June when he was pushed all the way by Emilio Norfat of Kenya before retaining the interim WBO Africa bantamweight title on a split decision.

At 36 years of age, Singo is already past his prime, but he should provide a good test for Naidjala.

The main supporting bout between Wilbeforce Shihepo and Johannes Mwetupunga should produce fireworks. The powerful Shihepo is currently the WBO Africa Super Middleweight champion, with a pro record of 17 wins and six defeats.

In his last fight he knocked out Janos Olah of Hungary inside the first round, to register the 14th knockout of his professional career.

In Mwetupunga he will however face a tough opponent who has a record of 11 wins and three defeats.

Namibian welterweight champion Tommy Hango will defend his title in a rematch against Sacky Shikukutu. Hango gave a great performance to beat Shikukutu on a split decision over 10 rounds in June, when he won the vacant title. The fight was however very close, and boxing fans can once again look forward to a great battle when the two warriors meet in a rematch.Mwetupunga has been fighting in Australia for the past four years, where he went on to win the Australian middleweight title in March 2010. He defended the title successfully on four occasions before losing it on a unanimous points decision to Jarrod Fletcher in February this year.

Another humdinger can be expected when Peter Malakia takes on Samuel Kapapu over 10 rounds for the Namibian lightweight title.

There will be four other fights on the undercard:

Sakaria Lukas, who is undefeated after four pro fights, will take on David Egumbo in a 58kg catchweight fight. over four rounds.

Immanuel Andeleki, who has won his only pro fight to date, will take on Leonard Shemuvalula who is making his pro debut, in a lightweight fight over four rounds.

Toivo Mukwendje, who has won his two pro fights to date, will take on Mathias Johannes, who lost his only pro fight, in a Junior Lightweight fight over four rounds.

Mathias Shiimbi, who suffered his first defeat in six pro fights in July, will take on Steven Shimbonde, who has one win and one defeat as a pro, in a catchweight fight over four rounds.

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