Sunshine Boxing Academy undeterred
Boxing Promoter Nestor Tobias speaking to the Economist said that Paulus ‘Hitman’ Moses defeat the past weekend was nothing but a fluke, and he feels, the Hitman is not a former shadow of himself.
The 25th Independence Boxing show saw the Hitman lose the WBO Africa lightweight title to South African, Malcolm Klassen. Tobias said that currently Namibia has produced three world boxing champions unlike other countries with more advantages of facilities and support. The Sunshine Boxing Club stable boasts 20 professional boxers nationally, with about 2000 amateur boxers, 80 of whom are on the rise. “I will keep on investing my time and money and passion for the sport into the academy,” Tobias said. MTC is the current sponsor of the Boxing Academy although Tobias said that more support is needed particularly from government in developing what is an obvious pool of talent such as Sakaria ‘Desert Storm’ who in April will face up with a yet to be confirmed opponent during the Zimbabwe Independence day fight for the World Champion Feather Weight division.
Walter ‘The Executioner’ Kutondokwa is also set for a title fight soon in a line up that already has title achieving boxers such as Paulus Ambunda, Tyson Ushona, and World Boxing Organisation Africa Junior Welterweight champion. Also in the mist of upcoming talentis WBO Africa Junior Welterweight champion Julius ‘Blue Machine’ Indongo.
With a line up like that Tobias feels that the future looks good for the boxing fraternity in the country.