Naidjala not cowed by Kameda

December 2nd, 2013 | by Mathias Haufiku
Naidjala not cowed by Kameda
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… WBO world title challenge tomorrow


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While many international boxing enthusiasts worldwide might consider Japanese boxer Tomoki Kameda unstoppable and incomparable, Namibia’s equally undefeated pugilist Immanuel ‘The Prince’ Naidjala is having none of that and has promised to make Kameda look like any other opponent on his long list of casualties.

Naidjala, who’s the current International Boxing Federation (IBF) international bantamweight champion and also holds the WBO bantamweight African crown, will confront the Japanese for the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) bantamweight world title in Japan tomorrow.

WBO bantamweight incumbent champion Kameda boasts an undefeated record of 28 wins with 18 of the bouts failing to reach the full distance and was last seen in action when he defeated Namibia’s Paulus Ambunda to capture the bantamweight world throne.

For Naidjala, who now takes on a world class boxer such as Kameda in his own backyard and not to mention all those thousands of Japanese who would be cheering for Kameda, the fight will not only be about contesting for a world title but the young hard-punching Naidjala will also be carrying the hopes of all Namibians desperate to see him become the country’s only 4th boxer to win a world title – emulating the feats previously achieved by Harry Simon, Paulus Moses and Paulus Ambunda.

Ahead of his departure to Japan last week, Naidjala was confident and promised not to get carried away by fighting on a big stage in front of thousands of spectators. Needless to say, given Naidjala’s ‘never-surrender’ attitude and ‘face-to-face’ aggressive style of fighting, a real crackerjack affair is in the offing when the two boxers lock horns.

For his part, Kameda in an interview with the Japanese media said if Naidjala goes with an out-boxing plan, he’ll be ready. If he wants to brawl, he can bring it on.  “If he’s circling, I can chase him down. If he wants to slug it out, I’m fine with that,” said Kameda, after putting in about one hour of training in a practice open to the media.

• Additional reporting: The Japan Times

By Otniel Hembapu

41 Comments

  1. Uncle Settos says:

    Eish…man slat hom plat die Japanees tog.

  2. Elizabeth Haukongo Elizabeth Haukongo says:

    i wsh u r gud lucky naidjla bra yange in god we trust u cn mke it.i knw

  3. Elizabeth Haukongo Elizabeth Haukongo says:

    i wsh u r gud lucky naidjla bra yange in god we trust u cn mke it.i knw

  4. Elizabeth Haukongo Elizabeth Haukongo says:

    i wsh u r gud lucky naidjla bra yange in god we trust u cn mke it.i knw

  5. Elizabeth Haukongo Elizabeth Haukongo says:

    mke it man!

  6. Elizabeth Haukongo Elizabeth Haukongo says:

    mke it man!

  7. Elizabeth Haukongo Elizabeth Haukongo says:

    mke it man!

  8. Nanyemba Matias Nanyemba Nanyemba Matias Nanyemba says:

    if u got even single chance juz finish him,braa-ndje coz those people 4rm tht side they ar not easy at all!!!!!!

  9. Nanyemba Matias Nanyemba Nanyemba Matias Nanyemba says:

    if u got even single chance juz finish him,braa-ndje coz those people 4rm tht side they ar not easy at all!!!!!!

  10. Nanyemba Matias Nanyemba Nanyemba Matias Nanyemba says:

    if u got even single chance juz finish him,braa-ndje coz those people 4rm tht side they ar not easy at all!!!!!!

  11. Mbunguha Vetisee Mbunguha Vetisee says:

    Go for it bra! He can be a champion but he never beat you

  12. Ottilie Nand Ottilie Nand'pa Absalom says:

    Good lucky !

  13. Pandeinge J Joseph Pandeinge J Joseph says:

    to tilifwa dn’t pay attantion to what kameda said,

  14. Gottfried Muyenga Gottfried Muyenga says:

    Don’t ever undermine Namibian Boxer, they got what it takes for victory.

  15. Gottfried Muyenga Gottfried Muyenga says:

    Don’t ever undermine Namibian Boxer, they got what it takes for victory.

  16. Katangolo Seven Severus Katangolo Seven Severus says:

    gud

  17. Katangolo Seven Severus Katangolo Seven Severus says:

    gud

  18. Katangolo Seven Severus Katangolo Seven Severus says:

    gud

  19. Katangolo Seven Severus Katangolo Seven Severus says:

    gud

  20. Rebby Nghidulika Rebby Nghidulika says:

    I hope u do it brother,

  21. Omfox Haita Omfox Haita says:

    our prince our pride!

  22. Venomuinjo Nganjone Venomuinjo Nganjone says:

    Whs u th bst prnce.land of th brave thn u brthr.are we gna watch it or wht if nt thn we are wth u in th sprt thn.fck hm.

  23. Martin Namulo Brown Martin Namulo Brown says:

    mk hstry brother

  24. Gideon Tutaleni Gideon Tutaleni says:

    Bring the WBO home brother, we know u can it.

  25. Leonard Nandjala Leonard Nandjala says:

    WBO Man Naindjala

  26. Kuku Wanhoni Ester says:

    Wish you all the best Naindjala.

  27. Amunime Shiwana Amunime Shiwana says:

    Be proud and try all ur best gud luk men

  28. Dankie Ndjaba Yolupangi Nangeni Dankie Ndjaba Yolupangi Nangeni says:

    all the best

  29. Major Peter Siyave Major Peter Siyave says:

    its a game …

  30. Joseph Kamisi Joseph Kamisi says:

    am woried abt namibian boxers performance outsyd namibia

  31. Nengola Mike Nengola Mike says:

    Wish you all the best nandjala.

  32. Princess Celmah K Princess Celmah K says:

    Good luck Prince,

  33. Kakololo Nghaamwa Kakololo Nghaamwa says:

    Good lucky Naindjala

  34. Kaino Haipinge Kaino Haipinge says:

    All the best Prince!

  35. Tepo says:

    What time is the match?

  36. Junias Jnr Nghono Junias Jnr Nghono says:

    Don’t know Kameda. May the best boxer win.

  37. Mariah Mag-darenh Naufiku Mariah Mag-darenh Naufiku says:

    make us proud Naindjala….bt tht Kameda luks so dangerous

  38. Franzman Riemostar Kornelius Franzman Riemostar Kornelius says:

    Gud luck my bro!

  39. Onesmus Nashikaku Onesmus Nashikaku says:

    I doubt Naindjala frm the First day i hear abt This

  40. Shaende Kondjeni Justus Shaende Kondjeni Justus says:

    Good lucky prince

  41. Jerry Jeremia Shimax Jerry Jeremia Shimax says:

    wish you luck PRINCE. make us proud boy…