By John Tuerijama
WORLD Boxing Federation (WBF) welterweight world champion, Bethuel ‘Tyson’ Uushona will soon step into the ring to defend his title against a challenger from Germany, Scotland or Russia.
Salute Boxing Academy owner and founder, Kiriata Kamanya, confirmed to Confidente this week that negotiations are underway with three different international stables.
“We are looking at three boxers for Uushona’s title defence bout, but we will only know for certain which opponent he will fight, in the next two to three weeks,” said Kamanya.
He said they are in contact with possible opponents from Germany, Scotland and Russia.
He was, however, confident that whoever the Namibian faces, he will successfully defend his title.
Uushona defeated Poland’s Rafal Jackiewitz on points in December last year at the Ramatex complex in Windhoek, to win the title.
“The current WBF world champion is hard at work, training every day, and is religiously committed to upsetting any opponent vying for his title. I have no doubt he will do that, as the champion is extremely skilled and focused on the journey ahead,” said Kamanya.
“As soon as we negotiate the purse money, and we are satisfied, we will then make the official announcement to the public. I just won’t be able to disclose the monetary value of Uushona’s title defence fight,” said the boxing promoter.
“All he (Uushona) needs to do right now, is focus on his training and give it the maximum attention it deserves, while we are hunting for the best suitable opponent.”
Meanwhile, Kamanya expressed his satisfaction with the overall performance of his charges during the 4 May boxing bonanza, held at the Windhoek Country Club and Resort.
He said the support was tremendous, and boxing fans turned up in their hundreds to support the local boys.
The evening saw the super-bantamweight national crown being won by Jonas ‘Brave Heart’ Mateus, after he defeated compatriot Julius Sheetheni on points.
Mateus boosted his professional record to 10 fights, seven wins, one loss and one draw, while Nathanael ‘Natty’ Kakololo clinched the featherweight national title, after defeating countryman Dominicus Weyulu, via a third round knockout.
Kalololo’s professional record now stands at 10 fights, seven wins, one loss and one draw.
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