WINDHOEK – Local boxing enthusiasts can brace themselves for yet another unforgettable night of brawling boxing action, when the crème-de-la-crème of Namibian boxing take to the ring on the 28th of next month at the Ramatex building in the capital.
Topping the bill will be Namibia’s undisputed World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa bantamweight champion Paulus “The Rock” Ambunda, who will trade blows with Argentinean opponent William Prado for the WBA/WBO world title eliminator, in what promises to be a crackerjack affair.
If Ambunda, who is by far Africa’s best bantamweight boxer, happens to win the fight against Prado, then he will automatically become the number one mandatory challenger for the WBA/WBO world title.
The winner on that night will also be accredited as a WBO international champion, since the fight has received international accreditation from the WBO.
The diminutive hard-punching boxer Ambunda boasts a remarkable record of 19 wins from a similar number of bouts, while his much-experienced opponent is a proud holder of an equally impressive record of 19 wins, one loss and one draw from 21 fights in the paid ranks.
Ambunda was last seen in action against the out-of-sorts South African Cletis Bhele, whom he trounced on points to extend his impressive record, while Prado last fought against compatriot Damian David Marchiano when he also emerged victorious from the encounter in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Meanwhile, dethroned WBA world champion, Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses, has once again received another lifeline to restore a measure of lost pride when he takes on former South African IBF, WBO and WBU champion Cassius Baloyi, in an international bout over 10 rounds of action.
For both former champions, the bout is basically aimed at improving their world rankings and to boost their chances for possible world title fights, if an opportunity should arise.
Meanwhile, former WBO interim welterweight champion Tyson Uushona will exchange blows with South African Isaac Hlatshwayo for the vacant WBO welterweight title over 12 rounds of heated action. WBO flyweight boxer Abmeck Shindjuu’s opponent is still to be confirmed.
Local boxing promoter, Nestor “Sunshine” Tobias, confirmed that tickets for the event will be available at the following prices: VIP ticket N$500, middle row ticket N$200 and tickets for the grand stand will go for N$50.
He added that as part of their social responsibility, 10 percent of the gate takings will be donated to the ministries of education and health.