MTC Sunshine lines up boxing card

01 October 2020 | Sports

Jesse Jackson Kauraisa



WINDHOEK

The MTC Nestor Sunshine Tobias Boxing and Fitness Academy is set to stage its first boxing event behind closed doors next month.

Slated for 7 November at the Windhoek Country Club, it will be the first event of its kind in Namibia with no spectators allowed into the venue.

Featuring some of the country’s top boxing prospects, the likes of Walter Kautondokwa, Sam Mathews, Sebastian Nathaniel, Gustaf Petrus and Paulus Amavila will be among the fighters trading leather on the night.

It will be the first time in many months the academy will host an event after having to cancel several tournaments due to the coronavirus pandemic and the related restrictions.

Boxers hungry for fights

Academy boss Nestor ‘Sunshine’ Tobias issued a statement on the event yesterday, and said the boxers are eager to pack a punch.

“We know that after such a long lay-off, our boxers are hungry to get back into the ring and this fight is for them and the fans.

“This fight is also important for them to shake off a long ring rust that the boxers suffered from being inactive,” the statement read.

Commitment is key

Tobias added that he is proud of the commitment his boxers and the academy has shown towards the sport.

“We have been showing our commitment to our country and we are proud to continue with the tradition of uniting our nation through boxing and sport in general.”

The November event won’t accommodate all boxers under his stable, but Tobias hinted at another card in December, which will accommodate everyone.

“We are busy finalising with NBC to broadcast this event live as well as considering different live streaming services,” he said.

The academy is unable to bring in foreign fighters at the moment, and will thus stage non-title fights to keep local boxers active

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