Hunt for raw talent

22 August 2019 | Sports

The Khomas Boxing Federation (KBF) has invited 12 boxing clubs to a championship tournament slated for 5 September.

The championship will see Namibia's future prospects trade leather at the After School Centre in Windhoek.

This ties in with the federation's mandate to produce top boxers in the country.

KBF chairman Jason Naule expects the boxers to shine and entertain on the day.

“The championship is an annual event meant to choose a team that will represent the region at any upcoming national events... It will be a good opportunity for the boxers to show their talent against the best from other clubs in the region.

“It will also be a good opportunity for promoters to identify raw talent in the region,” Naule said.

He added the federation is happy with the progress the boxers are making, when it comes to development.

It is not his wish to see boxers turning professional at an early age or before they represent the country at national events like the Olympic or African games.

“But due to the national federation that has a leadership vacuum, we nonetheless are happy that they will be able to look after themselves at a much higher level, due to a very effective Khomas development programme.

“As a federation we have a number of young boxers that we know will make the nation proud one day, because of the talent they have in boxing,” Naule said.

The federation has appealed to corporates to support young Namibian boys and girls, in order for them to realise their dreams of becoming world champions one day.

Naule and his team plan on using the championship as a platform to select youth boxers that will represent Khomas, because those boxers that participated in 2018 have since move to the elite category.

“Development is a very expensive exercise, which is ongoing, and without a sponsor we are really struggling.

“The federation would like to thank all those progressive Namibians that are supporting sport in the country and we also want to thank Nestor Tobias from the Sunshine boxing academy for always being at the forefront of boxing development in the region,” Naule added.

Jesse Jackson Kauraisa

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