Boxers’ time to shine

08 April 2021 | Sports

Jesse Jackson Kauraisa



WINDHOEK

Nestor ‘Sunshine’ Tobias says boxers who fight for titles will have their own journey to the top.

“If you are disciplined, things will happen for themselves,” the promoter, who is hosting another boxing bonanza this weekend, said.

Fighters will trade leather at the MTC Nestor ‘Sunshine’ Tobias Boxing and Fitness Academy showpiece, titled ‘Together as One Part 3’, which will take place at the Windhoek Country Club on Saturday.

The main fight of night will involve two Namibians duking it out for the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa supermiddleweight title over 10 rounds.

Paulus ‘John John’ Njolonimus and Anthony Jarman have it all to fight for when they square off for the prestigious title.

Namibia’s Nathaniel Sebastianus will also battle Hassan Milanzi of Zimbabwe for the WBO Africa featherweight title.

Attractive event

“This is going to be a very attractive event because we have to local boys fighting for an international title.

“These are the kind of chances these boxers have now.

“Every boxer in the world wants to fight for the world title, but there is a process and this is the process we put these kids up against,” Tobias said.

The winners of the big fights will get into the top 50, making it easier for them to get a chance to fight for world titles.

No fans

There will, however, be no spectators allowed into the venue.

“We respect that the number restrictions due to Covid-19 protocols are 100 and we will therefore only allow invited guests inside. Those who are not able to be at the event can watch it live on NBC,” Tobias said.

The event will see a total of 13 bouts taking place, and will kick off at 15:00.

Meanwhile, MTC’s Fikameni Mathias urged boxing lovers to remain patient.

“We hoped that the numbers would increase from 50 to 250, but it is only to a 100.

“Namibians have been deprived of sport in terms of attendance, but there has been provision made in terms of the national broadcaster and many other social media platforms.

“As MTC, we are delighted that boxing stables are working together,” he said.

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