The World Boxing Organization (WBO) has officially sanctioned the MTC Sunshine Independence Boxing Bonanza billed for 1st April at the Ramatex Complex.
Local boxing promoter, Nestor Tobias in a press release said that in sanctioning the bout, the WBO has thoroughly looked at all the proposed opponents, studied their records and approved them as worthy opponents to face the highly rated Namibian champions for their titles.
The sanctioning of a fight is an important process for the WBO. “This vetting process ensures that we only allow credible opponents to fight for our titles. Opponents that have lost their last fights, or that have a poor record will for instance not be approved for WBO titles,” said Tobias.
WBO Africa Representative said: “Boxers that fight for our titles all around the world are watched by fans who pay their hard earned money to come and watch our title fights, it is therefore imperative that we protect our high standards as one of the top 4 sanctioning bodies in the world.”
The WBO has appointed the following officials to oversee and officiate the MTC Sunshine Independence Boxing Bonanza.
Names of officials
Samir Captan -WBO supervisor (Ghana), Deon Dwart (referee/judge- SA), Jaap van Nieuhuenhuizen (referee/judge-SA), Clifford Mbelu (referee/judge-SA), Naville Hotz (judge- SA), Leslie Cross (judge-SA), Timo Haikondo (judge-Namibia) and Lazy Naida (judge0Namibia)
Former WBA Lightweight world champion, Paulus “The Hitman” Moses will headline the show in defence of his WBO Africa title against Benoit Makangali Vela (Congo) from the DRC.
Sakaria “Desert Storm” Lukas will face Oscar Chauke from SA in defence of his WBO Africa Featherweight title.
Namibia’s hard hitting Walter “Executioner” Kautondokwa will face Med Sebyala from Uganda in defence of his WBO Africa Middleweight title.
Pretty Boy Immanuel “Prince” Naidjala will step into the ring against Sibiniso Ngonya from South Africa in defence of his WBO Inter-Continental Bantamweight title.
In a night that promises total quality boxing, the likes of Mike Shonena, Benedistus Mendu, Emmanuel Mungandjela, Timoteus Shuulula and Andreas Amupolo will all be in action. Former WBO Super Lightweight champion Jeremiah “No Respect” Nakathila will also make a welcome return to the ring.
General tickets sell for only N$50 while VIP tickets are N$300. The Independence Boxing Bonanza, themed “Defending Namibia’s Pride” is promoted by the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing & Fitness
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