Celebrating independence in style

13 February 2020 | Sports

MTC Nestor 'Sunshine' Boxing and Fitness Academy will celebrate Namibia's 30th independence with a top boxing card.

The boxing bonanza, scheduled for 28 March at the Windhoek Country Club, will pit the academy's celebrated boxers against foreign opponents.

The likes of WBO lightweight global champion Jeremiah 'Low-Key' Nakathila and WBO Africa welterweight champion Mikka Shonena will be in action.

“MTC is celebrating 25 years and Namibia is celebrating 30 years while the boxing academy is celebrating 20 years.

“All these are special occasions and that is why we felt the need to give our loyal and loving fans a top entertaining card on 28 March.

“We normally have these boxing tournaments days before or after the country's independence celebrations in order to celebrate the achievements.

“The academy would like to thank all the sponsors who have been with us for the past 20 years,” founder Nestor 'Sunshine' Tobias said.

The academy has 11 bouts lined up for the day, with two big titles on the line.

Nakathila will be defending his WBO global lightweight title against Rofhiwa Maemu of South Africa.

Nakathila, who fights under the banner of the MTC Nestor Sunshine Tobias Boxing Academy, boasts a record of 20 fights and only one loss.

His opponent has a record of 19 wins and nine loses in 31 professional career fights.

“I do not know much about my opponent but I am sure he knows me very well.

“We have been preparing for this fight since the beginning of the year and I can assure you that I am ready,” Nakathila said.

Shonena will be in action against Twaha Kiduku from Tanzania in his title defence as the main supporting bout, while Walter Kautondokwa will trade leather with Alick Mwenda of Malawi.

Jesse Jackson Kauraisa

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