By John Tuerijama
NAMIBIA’S International Boxing Organization (IBO) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) boxing champion, Julius ‘Blue Machine’ Indongo will jet out on Saturday to defend his titles against World Boxing Association (WBA) world champion, Ricky Burns on 15 April.
The Super Lightweight Unification clash billed for SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland will see Burns eyeing the IBO and the IBF titles while the Namibian pugilist has his sight on successfully defending his two titles yet having his eyes fixed on adding the WBA title to his cabin of collection.
Speaking at a media briefing, Boxing Promoter and Trainer, Nestor Tobias, said Blue Machine has been training very hard as the unification bout in Scotland is not going to be a walk in the park.
“This is going to be a real challenge and much bigger than the fight against Russian Eduard Troyanovsky from whom Blue Machine captured the IBF and the IBO titles last December,” said Tobias.
Describing the mood, Tobias said they were too relaxed in Moscow as they had nothing to lose but they are now travelling to Scotland with two belts, so there is no way they will attempt to underestimate Burns, and Blue Machine is definitely going to show the world what he is made off.
“We have been training for the lucky punch that saw Troyanovsky getting knocked down in 40-seconds but Scotland will be a bigger stage for the exposure and marketing of Blue Machine,” stressed Tobias.
On his part, the soft-spoken Blue Machine as he is affectionately known said he has no doubt in his mind as he is morally and mentally ready for Burns.
“We are prepared to face war with war, it is always easy to talk but as you know I am a man of few words and I am going to capitalize on his mistake and yes I am ready for the battle,” stressed Blue Machine.
MTC Human Capital Officer, Tim Ekandjo said Blue Machine is comfortably confident and ready and is looking very sharp for the fight against Burns.
He described Blue Machines’ preparation as very good and though Burns is an accomplished boxer, Ekandjo urged the Namibian pugilist to show minimal respect when in the ring and perhaps knock out Burns in the repeat fashion like in Russian.
The officials on the evening are from England and Poland respectively.
Blue Machine boast an impressive record of 21 fights with eleven knockouts while Burns’ record stands at 41 fights of which 14 are knockouts.
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