Naidjala not cowed by Kameda

Naidjala not cowed by Kameda

… WBO world title challenge tomorrow


WINDHOEK –
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 Responses to "Naidjala not cowed by Kameda"

  1. Uncle Settos  December 2, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Eish…man slat hom plat die Japanees tog.

  2. Elizabeth Haukongo
    Elizabeth Haukongo  December 2, 2013 at 8:17 pm

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

  3. Elizabeth Haukongo
    Elizabeth Haukongo  December 2, 2013 at 8:17 pm

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

  4. Elizabeth Haukongo
    Elizabeth Haukongo  December 2, 2013 at 8:17 pm

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

  5. Elizabeth Haukongo
    Elizabeth Haukongo  December 2, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    mke it man!

  6. Elizabeth Haukongo
    Elizabeth Haukongo  December 2, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    mke it man!

  7. Elizabeth Haukongo
    Elizabeth Haukongo  December 2, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    mke it man!

  8. Nanyemba Matias Nanyemba
    Nanyemba Matias Nanyemba  December 2, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    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  December 2, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    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  December 2, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    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  December 2, 2013 at 7:52 pm

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

  12. Ottilie Nand
    Ottilie Nand'pa Absalom  December 2, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Good lucky !

  13. Pandeinge J Joseph
    Pandeinge J Joseph  December 2, 2013 at 6:11 pm

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

  14. Gottfried Muyenga
    Gottfried Muyenga  December 2, 2013 at 4:02 pm

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

  15. Gottfried Muyenga
    Gottfried Muyenga  December 2, 2013 at 4:02 pm

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

  16. Katangolo Seven Severus
    Katangolo Seven Severus  December 2, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    gud

  17. Katangolo Seven Severus
    Katangolo Seven Severus  December 2, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    gud

  18. Katangolo Seven Severus
    Katangolo Seven Severus  December 2, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    gud

  19. Katangolo Seven Severus
    Katangolo Seven Severus  December 2, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    gud

  20. Rebby Nghidulika
    Rebby Nghidulika  December 2, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I hope u do it brother,

  21. Omfox Haita
    Omfox Haita  December 2, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    our prince our pride!

  22. Venomuinjo Nganjone
    Venomuinjo Nganjone  December 2, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    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  December 2, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    mk hstry brother

  24. Gideon Tutaleni
    Gideon Tutaleni  December 2, 2013 at 1:52 pm

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

  25. Leonard Nandjala
    Leonard Nandjala  December 2, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    WBO Man Naindjala

  26. Kuku Wanhoni Ester  December 2, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Wish you all the best Naindjala.

  27. Amunime Shiwana
    Amunime Shiwana  December 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Be proud and try all ur best gud luk men

  28. Dankie Ndjaba Yolupangi Nangeni
    Dankie Ndjaba Yolupangi Nangeni  December 2, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    all the best

  29. Major Peter Siyave
    Major Peter Siyave  December 2, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    its a game …

  30. Joseph Kamisi
    Joseph Kamisi  December 2, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    am woried abt namibian boxers performance outsyd namibia

  31. Nengola Mike
    Nengola Mike  December 2, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Wish you all the best nandjala.

  32. Princess Celmah K
    Princess Celmah K  December 2, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Good luck Prince,

  33. Kakololo Nghaamwa
    Kakololo Nghaamwa  December 2, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Good lucky Naindjala

  34. Kaino Haipinge
    Kaino Haipinge  December 2, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    All the best Prince!

  35. Tepo  December 2, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    What time is the match?

  36. Junias Jnr Nghono
    Junias Jnr Nghono  December 2, 2013 at 12:21 pm

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

  37. Mariah Mag-darenh Naufiku
    Mariah Mag-darenh Naufiku  December 2, 2013 at 12:19 pm

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

  38. Franzman Riemostar Kornelius
    Franzman Riemostar Kornelius  December 2, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Gud luck my bro!

  39. Onesmus Nashikaku
    Onesmus Nashikaku  December 2, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I doubt Naindjala frm the First day i hear abt This

  40. Shaende Kondjeni Justus
    Shaende Kondjeni Justus  December 2, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Good lucky prince

  41. Jerry Jeremia Shimax
    Jerry Jeremia Shimax  December 2, 2013 at 11:53 am

    wish you luck PRINCE. make us proud boy…

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