Undefeated Sakaria to trade leather with Tanzania’s Nampepeche
This will be ‘Desert Storm’s’ toughest boxing test to date as the Tanzanian Nampepeche is more experienced with a record of 27 fights, 20 wins, 3 losses and 4 draws.
However, ‘Desert Storm’ is not phased by this as he himself stands as a undefeated professional boxer with a impressive record of 14 fights and 14 wins.
Boxing promoter of the Academy, Neville Tobias said, “This fight is historic and important for ‘Desert Storm’ in many ways because he has to protect his 100% record and he now has an opportunity to make the vacant IBF Continental Africa Title.”
Boxing fans can also expect Mike Shonena to put on a show as he is set to take on Limbani Masamba from Malawi who boasts 9 fights-7wins-1loss and 1draw, while Simon Baluka will face another Malawian, Boniface Stenala who has 10 fights-7 wins and 3losses. Nathaniel Kamati is expected to take on Robert Kachiza also from Malawi with a record of 11fights-7wins and 4losses.
The Academy will showcase young blood Jeremiah Nakathila who will face Malawian Wilson Masamba, to improve his record in a bid to get a title fight in the not too distant future.
“We are excited about showcasing the future of the Academy. While we have boxers in their prime and competitively rated against the best in the world right now, we also have to develop for the future for continuity and that is exactly what this fight is about, and that is why we titled it ‘Prospects in Action,” Tobias said.
Boxing fans are encouraged to come in numbers as they can expect to be entertained. General seating tickets will sell for $200 while VIP tables seating for 10 with refreshments will be N$10,000.
Meanwhile Tobias encouraged all Namibian boxers to respect themselves and their profession to be an example, respect their coaches and to commit themselves to the gym irrespective of whether there is a fight or not and to be prepared at all times.