Amateur boxers impress

18 October 2021 | Sports

SPORTS REPORTER

The founder of Legends Boxing Academy and international boxing referee Patrick Esterhuizen says he was impressed with the upcoming talent he saw on display last weekend at the Hardap Amateur Boxing Championship, which was hosted at the Hermanus van Wyk Hall in Rehoboth.

In the junior divisions, Aidyn Kotze won his fight to become the regional pinweight champion and Chase van Wyk won to become the new regional light bantamweight champion.

In the youth division, Eliaser Mwahafa won a close fight against Hans Boois to become the new Hardap Region bantamweight champion. Another youth prospect who surprised was David Erastus, who was crowned the new light welterweight champion.

In the elite division, Kayoko Matheus won to become the region’s new welterweight champion and Bryan Kotze fought well to become the new lightweight title holder.

The light heavyweight champion is Jenarlo Coakley, who won his bout in stunning fashion, knocking out his opponent in the second round.

The main fight of the afternoon was between Lakeisha van Wyk and Mellisa Sekela. Van Wyk produced the fight of the tournament to become the new light middleweight champion in the Hardap Region. She had the crowd on their feet cheering. She also scooped the best boxer award and Hans Boois received the most promising boxer award, said Esterhuizen.

Ray-Otis Bock, chairman of the Hardap Boxing Federation, thanked the Namibia Boxing Federation and the Khomas Boxing Federation for assisting to make the event a success.

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