‘Smokey’ to smoke out Argentine
Ludwig Haimbodi, Chairman of Warriors Promotions said, “One of the primary objectives of hosting the Boxing Bonanza is to generate funds to pay off a piece of land allocated to it by the City of Windhoek in the vicinity of the Goreangab Dam to the valued at [approximately] N$160,080.”
Boxing fanatics will be treated to eight bouts of different weight classes. The highlight of the night ensues when Joseph ‘Smokey’ Hilonga trades leather with Argentine Raul Eliseo Medina in the International Bantamweight division non-title fight for twelve rounds.
The Argentine boast of 45 fights under his 14 year career, with 26 wins, 16 loses and only 3 defeats while Smokey who is still in his prime boasts 12 fights only, with all his 12 fights recorded as wins.
The Economist spoke to Smokey who said, “I am not intimidated by the upcoming fight, even though Medina has fought more professional fights than me, I have been working very hard in preparation for the bout.”
Smokey’s last professional fight was only last year in March where he made light work of his opponent, while Medina has had two previous bouts earlier in the year.
The Argentine is expected in the country next week and Smokey encouraged people to come witness his prowess in the ring after a long absence from the ring. In yet another potential thriller on the cards, the International Boxing Federation Continental Africa Super Feather weight Title (12 Rounds), will see local boy, Abraham Ndaendapo (15F 12W 2L 1NC) battle it out with Herbert Quartey from Ghana (21F 12W 9L).
The night will also see local talent match together in the Featherweight division(4 rounds) between
Elvin Kaunampito and Isack Andyala and in the Super Feather weight (4 Rounds) David Shinuna will trade blows with Peter Philipus.
Another four round bout in the Middleweight division will see Alfeus ‘The Viper’ Shilongo versus Johannes Ndeshikeya.
For a test of endurance, the Super Bantamweight (6 rounds) will see Timoteus Shuulula go toe to toe with Sebby Sheuyange with both fighters having an equal number of 4 fights in their career.
The Junior Middleweight (8 Rounds) promises to be a David versus Goliath match in terms of experience with Lukas ‘The Demolisher’ Ndafoluma with only 7 fights take on Paulus Petrus Kapia with 15 fights to his name.
In the Featherweight division (10 Rounds), Tommy Nakashimba will battle it out with Matheus Kandala who has less fights under his belt as well as having only three wins out of his total 10 fights.