Tobias names top 10 prospects

Prominent promoter looks at the best upcoming boxing prospects in Namibia.

29 April 2020 | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMI

WINDHOEK



Owner of well-known boxing stable MTC Sunshine Promotions, Nestor Tobias said local boxing is in good hands. He names his top 10 upcoming fighters.



Harry Simon Jr

Simon competes in the junior welterweight division and is currently unbeaten in 11 fights. “He shows powerful boxing ability, and shows all the signs of a world-class fighter,” Tobias said.

Simon is scheduled to fight for the WBA Pan African and IBF International titles in South Africa.



Philippe 'Energy' Nghitumbwa

Fighting in the super bantamweight division, Nghitumbwa is “powerful” and “a joy to watch”. “He loves to exchange and engage and that's where he got his nickname from,” Tobias said.

Boasting nine fights with eight wins and one loss, he is ready for a continental title.



Paulus 'John John' Paulinus

Unbeaten in 10 fights, middleweight boxer Paulinus was meant to fight for a continental title, but his last three opponents failed their medical test.

“He is highly disciplined and will no doubt make a name for himself,” Tobias said.

Charles Shinima

Shinima competes in the junior middleweight division and remains unbeaten after 10 fights. “His strength is his amazing power. He is certainly ready to fight for a continental title,” the promoter said.



Fillemon Nghitenanye

Unbeaten in five fights, junior bantamweight boxer Nghitenanye is a “natural southpaw who can switch to orthodox as well, which is rare in any boxer”.



Martin Mukungu

Mukungu competes in the bantamweight division and has a record of six unbeaten fights.

“Although he is not a big puncher, he is only 20 years old and has great boxing IQ. His strength is in his ability to move around the ring,” Tobias mentioned.



Philip Shanika

With “good reach and incredible power in both hands”, Shanika boxes in the super bantamweight division and remains unbeaten in five fights. “His uppercut makes him a dangerous fighter,” Tobias said.



Michael Bernhard

Previously a welterweight fighter, lightweight boxer Bernhard has a national title under his belt. According to Tobias, “he is a good boxer with great strength”.



Lazarus Shaaningwa

Competing in the junior lightweight division, Shaaningwa “was a good amateur and a national champion”. Undefeated in six fights, Tobias lauded him as “a southpaw who can switch direction”, making the fighter “tricky and dangerous”.



Flaime Nangolo

Nangolo has natural love for boxing and has been training since the age of 12. “He is smart, manages the ring well and is a star to watch for the future,” the promoter said.



Special mentions

According to Tobias, Paulus Amavila, Nathanael Heita, Abed Shikongo and Sam Mathews all deserve special mentions “because they also have great potential if they continue to work hard”. “This list is not meant to discourage any upcoming boxer. We want you to be encouraged to make the list next time, therefore continue working hard and remain disciplined and focused because all boxers are special in their own ways,” Tobias said.

Similar News

 

Troubled Jonas speaks out

2 days ago - 17 September 2021 | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMIWINDHOEKNamibian boxer Jonas Junias Jonas has won everything except an Olympic medal, and that is one thing which continues to haunt him.The 27-year-old Jonas’s...

Chasing the elusive 200m world record

3 days ago - 16 September 2021 | Sports

JESSE JACKSON KAURAISAWINDHOEK The women’s 200-metre world record remains elusive as no one has ever come close to it since the late Florence Griffith-Joyner of...

Ongwediva tennis courts reopen

4 days ago - 15 September 2021 | Sports

TUYEIMO HAIDULAOSHAKATIResidents of Ongwediva can finally enjoy a game of tennis again after the local tennis courts reopened on Saturday.The Ongwediva town council had spent...

Lorch suffers 'freak accident' at home

4 days ago - 15 September 2021 | Sports

Kickoff Orlando Pirates star Thembinkosi Lorch has undergone surgery after suffering a 'freak accident' at home, the club has confirmed.Lorch has been a notable absentee...

NNOC to announce plans soon

4 days ago - 15 September 2021 | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMIWINDHOEKThere is no clear plan in sight currently to fight Namibian teenage sprint stars Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi’s scenario after World Athletics (WA)...

Okapya tourney reborn in Ondangwa

4 days ago - 15 September 2021 | Sports

JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA WINDHOEKLocal sport tournament organisers have continued to try and develop sport despite facing the coronavirus pandemic, which has often resulted in sport...

Namibian athletes on their way to Serbia

5 days ago - 14 September 2021 | Sports

17 team members: six chess players, 11 athletes. 14 sport codes. 34 countries across the world.Countries from Africa: Namibia, Uganda.EPIFANIA JOHANNES, age: 15 Items: 100...

MTC delivers on windfall promise

5 days ago - 14 September 2021 | Sports

SPORT REPORTER MTC yesterday rewarded Ananias Shikongo and Johannes Nambala with N$100 000 and N$70 000 for their Paralympics Games heroics.Sem Shimanda, Shikongo's guide, received...

Olympic committee counsels fighting NFA bosses

5 days ago - 14 September 2021 | Sports

JESSE JACKSON KAURAISAWINDHOEK Namibia National Olympics NNOC Committee president Abner Xoagub has advised the NFA leadership to respect the association’s set governance frameworks when it...

‘I lean on my team’ – Mboma

5 days ago - 14 September 2021 | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMIWINDHOEKChristine Mboma, Namibia’s silver Olympic medallist, says receiving advice or tips from senior athletes at elite level is something she hasn’t experienced yet, and...

Latest News

How to save with confidence

2 days ago - 17 September 2021 | Others

Neville Vries Everyone can save something. Having a goal is the first step. “Start where you are, use what you have, do what you...

Relief from the price monster...

2 days ago - 17 September 2021 | Economics

PHILLEPUS UUSIKUStatistics released by the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) indicated that on a monthly basis, inflation decreased by 0.2% in August 2021 compared to an...

Unam dogged by fraud claims

2 days ago - 17 September 2021 | Education

MATHIAS HAUFIKU WINDHOEK The University of Namibia (Unam) is facing criticism from its staffers for allegedly refusing to...

Kennedy Hamutenya - NAMDIA CEO

2 days ago - 17 September 2021 | People

1. What do you bring differently to the table of your career? I served as chairperson and deputy chairperson of Debmarine Namibia, director...

Calista Schwartz CEO,NYC (Treasurer)

2 days ago - 17 September 2021 | People

1. What do you bring different to the table of your...

Business and Intellectual Property Authority...

2 days ago - 17 September 2021 | People

1. What do you bring different to the table of your career?I have had the privilege to work in both the public and private...

Public Enterprises Chief Executive Officers...

2 days ago - 17 September 2021 | People

On 03 June 2021, the 6th annual general meeting of the Public Enterprise Chief Executive Officers Forum (PE CEOs’ Forum), a new PE CEOs’ Forum...

NAMCOR MD, Immanuel Mulunga (Chairperson)

2 days ago - 17 September 2021 | People

1. What unique attributes do you bring to the SOE CEO Forum?I bring a dynamic and transformational leadership to the table...

Maria Nangolo – ED NIPAM,...

2 days ago - 17 September 2021 | People

1. What do you bring different to the table of your career?I am a result driven, leader, strategist and...

Load More