WINDHOEK – The Nestor Sunshine Tobias Boxing and Fitness Academy is once again living up to its promise and commitment to promote boxing in Namibia.
The academy has embarked on a promotional road show to the vast Kunene Region where some of the finest professional boxers in the business will showcase their talent in various exhibition fights at Opuwo, starting tomorrow. The boxers will also use the occasion to take aspiring and established boxers through the ropes by way of training sessions where would-be boxers will be taught the latest tricks in the tough and demanding rigours of professional boxing.
The gathering will be graced by among others, the long serving President of Namibia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board, Kelly Ngixulifwa. Meanwhile, the academy says “Fight Night” held on the 28th of last month at the now defunct Ramatex Factory Hall attracted approximately six thousand people - the best ever boxing event, let alone an indoor sporting event to attract such a huge crowd.
The organizers expressed their appreciation for what they term the overwhelming support they received from boxing fans. The world-class boxing event received kudos from overseas and locally. To top it all – every single local boxer made the most of it by outclassing his opponent completely.
The impressive quartet of Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses, Paulus ‘The Rock’ Ambunda, Betuel ‘Tyson’ Ushona, and Abmerk Shindjuu, rewrote the history books by winning all the international titles to cement their places in the world rankings. The academy is fully committed to achieving greater heights and aims to produce world-class boxers by assisting those individuals who aspire to become internationally acclaimed boxers.
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“We wish to set the record straight regarding the commitment of our academy in promoting boxing, including the promotion of individual boxers (Harry Simon included). We are committed to promote and assist all boxers who aspire to excel in their boxing careers and as such, our doors remain wide open.
“However, it must be taken into consideration that like in any other sporting code, there are rules and regulations on the engagement of professional boxers not limited to any contracts that a professional boxer may have with any other local or international promoter, and we will always insist on compliance,” reads a statement by the academy.
The academy finally opened up on doubts that continue to hover over the fitness of Vikapita ‘The Beast’ Meroro. “It must be noted that Vikapita is the former WBO champion and was formerly ranked in the top 5 in the world rankings in the light heavyweight division before he moved up a notch to the cruiser weight division, hence our commitment to keep his fitness level at top notch.”
The academy has successfully arranged a comeback fight for the hard punching boxer in Germany and has been burning the midnight oil ahead of the showdown in an effort to keep him fresh and enhance his chances for a world title bout in the not too distant future.
So far, the only other Namibian to have been ranked in the top five is the undisputed former WBO Cruiser Weight and Junior Middle Weight champion Harry Simon.