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It’s not only about experience, it’s about talent – ‘Tyson’ Uushona

It’s not only about experience, it’s about talent – ‘Tyson’ Uushona

Local boxer, Bethuel ‘Tyson’ Uushona and Russian opponent, Roman Belaev both came in at the required weight for their 12 round WBF Welterweight world Title fight that will take place on Friday 30 June at Ramatex.

The fight between the two will be the main bout at Salute Trading Boxing Academy tourney dubbed “Defending My National Pride.

At a pre- fight conference this week, Uushona said that he will rise to the occasion come fight night. Currently under his belt Uushona has 41 fights, 35 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw.

I am not talking about experience, but it is all about the talent as well,” Uushona tormented his opponent during the engagement. Uushona said that currently he is in top shape and is quite ready for the fight.

His opponent, Belaev said that he is grateful for the chance to fight with the champ. “I am a man of few words, but we will definitely talk in the ring,” he responded through a translator.

In other matches on Friday night, Namibia’s Lukas “The Demolisher” Ndafoluma will take on Barend Van Rooyen from South Africa for the vacant IBO All Africa middleweight Title, plus two national titles will be on the line.

The other fights scheduled for Friday are:

Fly weight 6 Rounds (50.8kg): Japhet “masterio” Amukwa (NAM) vs Anyway Katunga (ZIM)

Flyweight 6 Rounds (50.8kg): Immanuel “Imms” Joseph (NAM) vs Aubrey Masamba (ZIM)

Junior Lightweight 6 Rounds (58.90 Kg): Nathanael ‘Iron fists’ Sebastian (NAM) vs Johannes Niingoti (NAM)

Super bantamweight 8 Rounds (55.30): Joseph “smokey” Hilongwa (NAM) vs Robert Kachiza (MAL)

Junior Middlewight National Title 10 Rounds (69.85kg): Vakufilapo ‘Cowboy’ Nashivela (NAM) vs Simeon Shafodino (NAM)

Junior Lightweight 10 Rounds National Title (58.90Kg): David ‘’Opuwo flash’’ Shinuna (NAM) vs Immanuel “ engel”Andeleki (NAM).

Tickets for the fights are currently available at Computicket outlets in Shoprite and Checkers country wide.

Caption: Face-Off: Bethuel ‘Tyson’ Uushona (L) will trade leather with Russian opponent, Roman Belaev (R) on Friday evening. The two met during a pre-fight and weigh in event in Windhoek. (Photography by Musa Carter).

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