By John Tuerijama
FOLLOWING recent reports of non-payment of boxers after their professional fights, renowned boxing promoter Nestor Tobias promised that his boxers were smiling all the way to the bank after Saturday night’s bouts at Ramatex complex in Windhoek.
Tobias, under his MTC Nestor Sunshine Tobias Boxing and Fitness Academy, lined up an Independence Boxing Bonanza which amongst others featured four of his elite boxers. The event was held under the theme: ‘Defending Namibian Pride.”
Tobias confirmed that all necessary documentations have been submitted to the Namibia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (NPBWCB).
He said it was all systems go for the Namibian boxers who proudly defended their respective titles and make the Namibian people proud in celebrating the country’s 27th Independence anniversary in style.
Disappointingly, Namibian darling boxer Immanuel ‘Prince’ Naindjala failed to impress after literally kissing the canvas as he lost his World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Intercontinental bantamweight title to Sibiniso Ngonya in the 12 round title bout.
Tobias expressed his full confidence in the boxing control board handling the sanction fees that his Academy deposited into their account as required, Tobias said he has no doubt or any misgivings regarding the Board’s credibility in handling the sanction fee. “Everything was right on track and documents have been given as required by the Control Board,” he said.
Unlike what happened with the Kinda Boxing promotions boxers who were not paid after their fights because the boxing commission gobbled the sanction fees, Tobias dismissed such fears, saying his boxers got paid on the night.
“My boxers got their payment on the night. Let me put it this way, we are not at the same level as the other boxing stables. We have been in this business for the last 17 years and have been working with the Control Board and we have always complied with their rules and regulations. Our boxers got paid in the presence of the Boxing Control Board officials.”
The confident Tobias said his charges always step into the ring to win, adding that it is always good to celebrate Independence with a win. He said Namibia has top flight boxers ranked in the top 10 of their respective weight categories.
Here are the results:
Andreas ‘A1’ Amupolo lost in the bantamweight division to compatriot Japhet Amukwa by a technical knockout while in the super bantamweight division, Timoteus ‘Remember’ Shuulula beat Zimbabwean Tinashe Mutodza on points.
The international welterweight category saw Ebenestus Mendu Kaangundue beating Malawian Charles Misanjo on points while in another international welterweight showdown Mike Shonena beat Malawian national Chikondi Makawa on points.
Emmanuel Mungandjela beat Limbani Masamba on points while Jeremiah ‘No Respect’ Nakathila hammered fellow countryman Varde ‘Swapo’ Simson by a technical knockout in the first round.
WBO Africa middleweight champion, Walter ‘Executioner’ Kautondokwa came out
victorious against Ugandan-born Med Sebyala on a technical knockout while WBO Africa featherweight champion Sackaria ‘Desert Storm’ Lukas won on points against Oscar Chauke from neighbouring South Africa.
WBO Africa lightweight champion, Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses showed what he is made off after sending challenger Chrispine Moliat to the cleaners stopping him with a technical knockout in the seventh round of the 12th round bout.
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