Guest Contributor | Aug 22, 2017 | 0
The return of ‘Smokey’
Boxing fans are holding their breaths as Joseph ‘Smokey’ Hilongwa returns to the ring. ‘Smokey ‘will be disputing the WBF International Super Flyweight Title in a fight against South African Sibusiso Twani.
Warriors Promotions and Kind Promotions held a media conference this week where it was announced that Smokey is returning to the boxing ring. “My last fight was in July 2011, I have been quiet and my ratings have gone down, I’m looking forward to the arrival of my opponent next week so that I can study him. I have been training really hard over the past months and I’m hoping to win 4to5 fights so that I can get the world title”, said Smokey.
Smokey believes he has little to worry about as he takes on Twani on 29 March at the Windhoek Country Club. He remains unbeaten after 11 fights of which one was no contest while Twani has a record of 11 wins and 3 defeats. Alubinus ‘Danny Boy’ Felicainu will take on Ghanaion boxer Herbert Quartey on the same night for the title of Feather Weight IBF World Youth Title in a 12 round match. Danny Boy has had 17 fights from which he has 14 wins and three losses, while his opponent has had 18 fights from which he has 10 wins and eight losses.
The boxing championships will be an event unprecedented in boxing history with other fights scheduled for the boxing evening including the Bantamweight 4 rounds bout between Timotheus Shuulula and Celestinus Haingura, the lightweight 6 rounds bout between Christian Ukelo and Matheus Shiimbi. Johannes Kutumba will take on George Iyambo in Featherweight 4 rounds bout while Alfeus D. Shilongo will take on Simeon Shafodino who will be making his debut as a professional boxer. It will be a war of namesakes when Lukas ‘The Demolisher’ Ndafoluma takes on Lukas Mukete in a Walterweight 6 round bout.
Tickets for the boxing matches are available at Computicket and Shoprite for N$100 and N$200 for the ring side.