Ndafoluma will fight this month

World Boxing Federation (WBF) intercontinental middleweight champion Lukas 'The Demolisher' Ndafoluma is already in the gym.

04 January 2019 | Sports

Boxing coach Tobias Nashilongo has revealed that local boxer Lukas 'The Demolisher' Ndafoluma will be in action before the end of this month.

The boxer is already in the gym this early in the year and is preparing for a big fight.

“I can confirm that Lukas will be fighting before the end of this year with an opponent who is still to be confirmed.

“He is working very hard in the gym in order for him to be fit enough given that he had a holiday break,” Nashilongo said.

The coach believes his boxer will make the most of this year by defeating any challenger that comes his way.

He made his professional debut in 2007 against fellow Namibian Steven Shimbonde.

Ndafoluma outclassed Shimbonde at the SKW sports grounds to record his first professional victory.

It took him ten professional fights and five years before he fought for a title.

On 3 August last year, Ndafoluma became the new World Boxing Federation (WBF) intercontinental middleweight champion at The Dome in Swakopmund.

He won the title after defeating fellow Namibian Ebenestus Kaangundue.

Ndafoluma successfully defended his title when he defeated Hussein Itaba of Zimbabwe on 31 August.

Ndafoluma has so far won 13 fights and lost one.

He was born at Oshakati on 25 December 1985.

He grew up at Oshatumba village in Ompundja with his great-grandmother. Ndafoluma attended Ompundja Primary School and this is where his love of fighting started.

“The most important thing is that he remains in shape and focused to what he loves to do.

“His discipline on and off the ring is very important and will be something that will keep him going for a very long time,” Nashilongo reiterated.

The boxer said he will be ready for the fight and is not worried about who will be facing at the end of the month.

“I will be ready because I am already working so hard in the gym in order to demolish anyone who comes my way.

“Like I said at the end of last year, I predict bigger things in the for me in 2019,” Ndafoluma said.

JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA

Similar News

 

Okapya tourney excitement brews

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Sports

The second edition of the annual Okapya sport tournament is scheduled for 20 to 22 December at the Eleven Morning Star soccer field near the...

Hamukwaya bemoans medal haul

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Sports

Namibia Paralympics Committee (NPC) secretary-general Michael Hamukwaya says medals have been hard to come by for Namibia at the World Paralympics Championships, because they did...

Warriors braced for Guinea

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMI The Brave Warriors will go into their second Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) group qualifier against Guinea on Sunday brimming with confidence. This...

Nambala bags second medal at world champs

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Sports

Johannes Nambala, Namibia's T13 Paralympic Games medallist, won his second medal at the 2019 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Para Athletics Championships.Nambala reached the final...

More dark days ahead

3 days ago - 14 November 2019 | Sports

The Fifa normalisation committee says it still has to consult its lawyers before making a decision on the way forward for the Namibia Premier League...

Mining tourney hailed as a success

3 days ago - 14 November 2019 | Sports

A three-day tournament that featured different mining employees from across the country, which took place at Otjiwarongo from Friday to Sunday, has been described as...

Winners off to Kenya

4 days ago - 13 November 2019 | Sports

Local sports journalist Maurice Kambukwe, from New Era, will accompany the winners of the Copa Coca-Cola under-15 football tournament, Ongwediva Junior Secondary School, to Nairobi,...

'Balotelli must prove himself'

4 days ago - 13 November 2019 | Sports

Italy coach Roberto Mancini says he will only call up Mario Balotelli if he deserves it for football reasons, and not to make a statement...

Road to Cameroon begins

4 days ago - 13 November 2019 | Sports

The Brave Warriors, ranked 119th in the world, have a date tonight with Chad's Les Sao. It's a must win match for the Namibian...

Shikongo through to semis

4 days ago - 13 November 2019 | Sports

Namibia's T11 athlete Ananias Shikongo has qualified for the semi-finals of the 100m after finishing second in heat four at the Dubai Club for People...

Latest News

August 26 CEO innovates

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Business

Elizabeth Joseph ...

Fishing quotas under scrutiny

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Fishing

President Hage Geingob and acting fisheries minister Albert Kawana will meet next week to discuss the credibility of the fishing quota allocation process, as well...

Geingob was 'talked out of'...

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Government

President Hage Geingob had written dismissal letters for ministers Sacky Shanghala and Bernhard Esau on Wednesday morning, but a high-level meeting that included Vice-president Nangolo...

Helping people help themselves

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | People

Evany van WykMarjolize Scholtz has been a wellness professional for over 17 years. During her career her empathy towards people has grown immensely. Scholtz was...

Putting on a corporate...

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | People

Elizabeth Joseph Margaret Thatcher once quipped that if you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman. Langford...

Fuelled by ­creativity

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | People

Evany van Wyk “Every challenge is put on your path to groom you and build you and if I had the opportunity to change something...

A musician at heart

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | People

Queen, Mumford and Sons, as well as Koos du Plessis are all musical influences that Ruan Greeff, or John Rock Prophet as you may know...

EVMs in the firing line

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Politics

Independent president candidate Panduleni Itula, the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) and Swapo will square off in the electoral court on Tuesday, 19 November over...

Unshackling the toothless ACC

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Opinion

Much has been said about the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) over the years. Many have called it toothless.Revelations this week that it has been sitting on...

Load More