Ambunda ready for big fight
International Boxing Organisation Super Bantamweight Champion “Paulus The Rock” Ambunda is ready for his forthcoming WBA/IBO Super Bantamweight World title bout with Mexican Moises “Chucky” Flores at Ramatex complex on June 11.
The Rock, who in the past two years has been the flag bearer of Namibian boxing, told The Villager that he has been working out and getting himself in the best possible shape for the historic fight which is expected to attract attention from many boxing lovers locally and internationally.
“I am ready for the fight. This fight means a lot to me personally because I want to be the best at what I do. I now have the opportunity to do so because of the opponent that I have to fight. My dream is to beat the best, I want to be a super boxer as this match is a super fight said” Ambunda told The Villager Sport last week
He also added that, “This tittle is huge and will mean a lot to Namibia. To me it is a personal achievement but to Namibia its history in the making I have to win and I am confident that all my hours of training will pay off and I am proud to be the one representing my country.”
Ambunda is a two- time world champion, with 24 wins and only one loss on points from all his fights, while Flores has 24 fights with no loss.
The Namibian boxing sensation also told The Villager Sport that he has been training hard and has managed to deal with his calf injury that he suffered while training in the gym recently.
A rather upbeat Ambunda also added that, “I heard Flores sending warnings to me, but we will welcome him like the tourist that he is in the Land of the Brave, we will be kind to him so that he comes back to Namibia on holiday, but he will have to leave his WBA world title with me before I release him on the11th June”, said “
His assistant coach, Siegfried Kaperu, who has been monitoring Ambunda’s progress also told The Villager that, “We are ready to win the 3rd world title for Ambunda. In 2014 he won the WBO title, in 2015 the IBO title and this year we are taking the WBA title. Honestly speaking, after all the dedication and effort we have invested in this fight, there is no way we can lose”,
The same night will also see four other bouts of fights including a WBO Africa Interim Welterweight title over 12 rounds in which Sacky “Izinyoka” Shikukutu will be going up against Jason Bedeman from South Africa.
In the WBO Africa Interim Featherweight title 12 rounds fight, Sakaria “Desert Storm” Lukas will face Mohamed Matumla from Tanzania, while in the WBO Bantamweight Intercontinental title 12 rounds fight, Immanuel “Prince” Naidjala will face Klass Mboyane from South Africa
The night will also feature WBO Africa Interim Lightweight title 12 rounds where Paulus “Hitman” Moses comes up against Thompson Mokwane from South Africa.
Tim Ekandjo Chief Human Capital & Corporate Affairs Officer Mobile Telecommunication. Also told The Villager that the fight has potential to raise the Namibian flag even higher on the global sporting arena.