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The executioner takes Argentina’s Billy Godoy in The Legacy Fight

01/02/2018
by Kelvin Chiringa
Sports

In what has been titled the Legacy Fight in honour of Namibia’s three presidents, the Nestor Sunshine Boxing Academy’s Walter “The Executioner” Kautondokwa will clash with Argentina’s Billy Godoy on the 20th of March at Ramatex complex.

The undefeated Executioner and rated by the WBO as world’s number five will be defending his WBO Africa title.

Explaining why a Latin American should be vying for an African title, Nestor Tobias said the main agenda of the fight is to increase the ranks of both pugilists.  

“I thank you for your support. On the 20th of March I will be in the ring and do what I do best. God will always be on our side, he will never forsake us,” said the gentle stout boxer at a presser held in the city this week.

Smooth sailing Jeremiah “Low Key” Nakathila will take on Patrick Okine from Ghana in defense of his WBO Africa Jnr Lightweight title, while Mike Shonena now rated number 15 by the WBO will defend his WBO Africa Welterweight title against Idd Plalari from Tanzania for the first time.

“Low Key is always here, I have been preparing and we are all busy. I have a big team behind me and we are having a tough and competitive sparing,” he said.

Speaking at the press conference, information communication technology deputy minister Stanely Simataa encouraged the boxer to keep the titles within the country.

“We are a factory of boxing champions and I encourage all of us to keep producing world champions because this is what we have come to be. Rise to the challenge. We have no doubt that you will rise to the challenge,” he said in his officiating of the match.

He added, “What is of paramount significance about our three Presidents is that their transition from one to the other was done peacefully. This speaks volumes about the political DNA of the Namibian people, a peaceful and loving nation.”

“This is one of the reasons why we celebrate Namibia’s independence, because we have something important to celebrate, which is the peace we continue to enjoy thanks to our leaders.  Let me however emphasize that you have boldly and strategically decided to honour the legacies of 3 very distinct men, 3 legends, 3 Men of Honour. We cannot let them down by losing any of the 3 title fights on the card.”

“I was assured by Nestor and Tim that Walter “The Executioner” Kautondokwa, Jeremiah “Low key” Nakathila and Mike Shonena, all WBO world rated boxers and African champions, and that they will not let us down come the 20th March 2018 at Ramatex.” 

There will be exciting undercards including exciting amateur boxers that will start the boxing bonanza as early as 17h00 to keep boxing fans entertained.

The promising Harry Jnr will also feature as an undercard and will look to extend his unbeaten impressive run.

“We expect the main bout to start around 10h30 so that we have enough time to entertain the crown with live music performances by One Blood and Destruction Boys who promised sizzling performances right after the main bout,” said the academy in a written statement.

The event will also see spirited performances from Namibia’s famous Young Blood musical troupe sharing the stage with the famed Distruction Boyz.