Kavango River Fray heads to Rundu

The boxing tournament, titled ‘The Kavango River Fray’, will be headlined by Jonas Matheus.

11 February 2019 | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMI





The MTC Salute Boxing Academy (SBA) will host its first-ever boxing tournament in Rundu on 30 March, it was announced on Thursday.

The boxing tournament, titled ‘The Kavango River Fray’, will be headlined by Jonas Matheus who will defend his International Boxing Organisation (IBO) bantamweight international champion title against an opponent who will be announced at a later stage.

In December last year Salute joined the Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy as an MTC beneficiary under a new sponsorship deal that will ran from December 2018 until December 2021.

The three-year deal will see each stable receiving N$1.6 million a year for three years.

SBA general manager Armas Shivute said the sponsorship from MTC came at the right time, as boxing as an expensive sport.

“MTC has decided to assist us in producing champions. We have a lot of potential champions and the sponsorship will help a lot. We will make sure the resources are used for the right purposes and that we account for what they are used on,” Shivute said.

Commenting on the upcoming boxing tournament, he said they met with Kavango East governor Samuel Mbambo and that he is excited.

He added that a number of boxers from Kavango East and Kavango West will take part in the tournament. The full boxing card will be announced as soon as all the logistics are in place.

Matheus boosts a record of 14 fights, 11 wins, one draw and two defeats.

Another boxer from the Salute stable, Sebastian Nathaniel, will challenge for an international title this Friday.

He takes on Sibusiso Zingange of South Africa for the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan African featherweight title.

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